The National Union of Ghana Students, NUGS, has advised its members not to consider suicide as an option when confronted with challenges.
Sympathizing with families of the two tertiary students who died over the weekend, NUGS in a statement said, “regardless of the endeavour or issue you are confronted with, SUICIDE SHOULD NEVER BE AN OPTION”.
“The National Union of Ghana Students received the news of the unfortunate demise of Ghanaian students, Emmanuel Akandor and De-Graft Acheampong of the University of Development, Wa (UDS) and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) respectively with great shock and sorrow,” the statement said.
Emmanuel Akandor died through an alleged suicide yesterday whiles De-Graft through an unfortunate fire outbreak that happened in KO Methodist bookshop area, Kumasi yesterday, Sunday, January 27 at around 10.30am.
A similar incident occurred at Nungua in Accra where a police officer by name Sergeant Emmanuel Amede shot and killed himself in his room.
According to reports the policeman with service number 34586 shot himself at dawn with his AK 47 rifle which he had booked for official duties but kept it in his room perhaps for his suicide agenda.
Giving the account of what happened, wife of the deceased explained that, her husband suddenly woke up from sleep at about dawn and asked her and their children to leave the room or he would kill them.