The Gyasehene of Dawuriso, in the Asante Akyem North District of the Ashanti Region, has committed suicide after using a huge sum of money belonging to some cocoa farmers in the area to bet on the ongoing African Cup of Nations.
The 76-year-old retired educationist allegedly shot himself yesterday in his bedroom after asking his son to prepare him some porridge for breakfast.
Reports say the late chief discussed the circumstances surrounding his indebtedness to his colleague cocoa farmers in the district with his family, who promised to help him raise money to settle his indebtedness.
According to media reports, the late chief was the treasurer of the cocoa farmers in the Asante Akyem North District, and it was suspected that he had collected money amounting to GHS120, 000.
Sources also explained how an unknown person allegedly prevailed on the late chief to bet the money on the ongoing AFCON games to double it, and he obliged.
It is, however, not clear which team and match the late chief bet the amount of GHS120, 000 on, but the deceased was expected to account for the money by Monday, January 17, 2022.
Late last year, a student of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), Nancy Asante Bannor, attempted to commit suicide after losing a total of GHS200, 000 in online forex trading, and could not bear the pressure from other people whose monies were involved.
She reportedly took from her roommates and church members, claiming that “she had been in forex trading for some time now,” and so could help them earn some interest.
The student even became an agent through whom a lot of people, including her church members, invested in the platform before the unfortunate happened.
Colleagues of Nancy Asante Bannor had pointed out that they returned from church service on Monday night to see a note she had left behind before vanishing.