A second-year student of Yefriman Senior High School at Yefri in Nkoranza North in the Brong Ahafo Region, Fabea Nyarko Leticia has died after allegedly drinking tinned malt drink that was offered her by her high school boyfriend.
Initial investigations by the police discovered that the drink contained material suspected to be a drug for abortion.
Jennifer Adoma, a classmate of the deceased verified the suspicion of the police. She revealed that her friend was pregnant and took the drink given to her by her boyfriend to terminate the pregnancy.
They were dating. The girl was pregnant. They arranged that he will give her medicine to drink. But, after the church program, they bought food and drinks. He gave out the medicine to the girl to drink, she added.
Minutes after drinking the malt, Jennifer said her friend who was in her boyfriend’s room started complaining of sharp stomach pains and was rushed to the hospital.
She was however pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital
Grandmother of the deceased narrating the incident to said Fabea informed her about attending a program at church on Wednesday evening.
But she noted that, later in the evening she received a strange phone call informing her that her granddaughter was in critical condition. She rushed to the hospital only to be told her granddaughter was dead.
The Nkoranza District Police Commander, ASP Ambrose Agyemang confirmed this unfortunate incident.
He indicated that investigations were ongoing to determine the cause of the death and entreated persons in the neighborhood to support with investigation to enhance their investigations.
We are looking at the information that has been reported to us. That is the basis of our investigation, any information available is also welcomed to make the work easier ASP Agyeman stated.
This notwithstanding, Mary Adubea, the mother of the deceased said she believes her daughter may have been a victim of poisoning by her boyfriend and she hopes the police gets to the bottom of the matter.
The body of the deceased has been deposited at the Nkoranza St. Theresa’s Hospital morgue for postmortem.