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General News of Saturday, 15 June 2019


Forgive me; frustration got me – Parliament 'suicide man'

The 35-year-old man who tried committing suicide in parliament on Thursday, 13 June 2019, has apologized to President Nana Akufo-Addo, the Speaker of Parliament Prof Mike Oquaye as well as the 275 MPs and the whole nation.

Kojo Mensah told GhOne TV that: “I want to apologize to, particularly my MP; I’m sorry for everything that I did, I did it out of frustration”.

“I want to apologize to the members of parliament, the speaker and the President of the Republic of Ghana and [all] Ghanaians”, he added, explaining: “I’m really sorry for what happened because what led me to [attempt suicide in parliament] was...frustration."

"I couldn’t hold it anymore. I wanted my government to help me and everything I tried failed”.

Mr. Mensah was arrested by Parliament’s Protection Unit as he tried jumping from the public gallery down into the chamber during that day’s sitting.

He was in an NPP-branded t-shirt bearing the image of Kwesimintsim MP Joe Mensah.