A 14-year-old girl is fighting for her life at a hospital at Nweneso Number One in the Ashanti Region after a botched suicide attempt.
The girl tried taking her own life because her mother opposed a love relationship with her boyfriend.
The mother, Maame Ampomaa, narrated to Class News that: “About a week ago, I noticed that she had gotten herself a boyfriend. I am a widow and a single mother who toils to take care of her, so, I told her that she would stop schooling and stay home if she continued the relationship.
“I woke up this morning and could not find her. I went to her room only to find her almost dying after consuming a poisonous substance. I rushed her to a nearby hospital and [I am] praying that she gets well soon. I was only looking out for her own good so that with all the monies spent on her education, she does not get pregnant. She may end up not getting a good man to marry, that is why I also asked her to stay away from this relationship,” she noted.
Class FM’s Ashanti regional correspondent, Aboagye Frank Jackson, who visited the home where the incident occurred on Wednesday June 15, said family members were in a very sad mood.
The girl is the fourth child of the widow, who has been distraught since the incident occurred.
According to him, nurses at the health centre have been able to resuscitate the girl. However, she is in a very critical condition and unable to consume food or water.
The boyfriend has been identified as a 34-year-old man who operates commercial motorbike services, popularly known as ‘Okada’, in the vicinity.