A first-year General Arts student of Adobewura community Day Senior High School in the Atwima Mponuah District of the Ashanti Region died over the weekend when she allegedly attempted to abort her pregnancy with weedicide.

The deceased, identified as Janet Owusu, collapsed after drinking the concoction and was rushed to the Ntobroso Hospital.

She was given an onward referral to the Komfo Anokye Emergency Unit where she passed away.

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According to Mr. Addai, the Headteacher of the school, the information got to him on Monday morning but he was unable to confirm the allegations of abortion, especially when he has not seen the doctor’s report.

The Assemblyman of the area, Mr. Anane Boateng who is also a board member of the school, said the alleged boyfriend of the deceased who is also a first-year student has been apprehended by the Nyinahin District Police Command.

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The Board chairman of the school’s PTA, Mr. Nicholas Adu, in a telephone interview said he had heard about the unfortunate incident but was yet to confirm with the headmaster of the school.


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