A 25-year-old man Kwasi Antwi has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself on a coconut tree he climbed with a ladder on Monday.
The bizarre incident occurred at about 5:30am in Akyem Aperade Bonkagyeesu, a farming Community in the Achiase District in the Eastern region.
According to local Police, a team led by Constable Ameteme Amos Teye was dispatched to the scene upon receiving information and found the deceased hanging on the coconut tree with about 18 feet ladder leaning against it.
According to the Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, the body was retrieved and deposited at the morgue for preservation and autopsy.
A total of sixty (60) suicide cases were recorded in the Eastern region during the first quarter of this year placing second to the Ashanti region which recorded the highest suicide cases of 61 out of 417 recorded in the country during the period, according to the Ghana Health Service .
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