14-yr-old girl attempts suicide after mother rejected 34-yr-old ‘Okadaman’ boyfriend
A 14-year-old girl in Ghana identified as Adjoa, is presently fighting for her life in a hospital at the at Nweneso Number One in the Ashanti Region of the country, after she reportedly drank some poisonous substance trying to commit suicide after her mother refused to accept her 34-year-old ‘Okadaman’ (Commercial motorcyclist) boyfriend, Daily Graphics reports.
The girl’s mother, identified as Maame Ampomaa, could not come to terms with why her teenage daughter would be a love relationship with a man old enough to be her father and narrated how the whole incident played out:
“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 trying to commit suicide.
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,” the distraught mother said.