A female police officer in the Garu Tempane district of the Upper East region has committed suicide, reportedly over being dumped by her lover.
Constable Peace Agbemafo, 31, killed herself with an AK-47 assault rifle, with which she shot herself in the throat.
The constable died Monday after the self inflicted gunshot wound, and mynewsgh is reporting she died because of a broken heart.
The Garu-Tempane District Police Commander ASP Alexander Tieku, told the website that someone had promised to marry her and did not do so, which led to her killing herself.
“This is about the second time she has been jilted by someone. Somebody promised to marry her but later disappointed her and she killed herself. We have informed the family and we are waiting for them to come so we conduct the post mortem and convey the body to the police hospital mortuary in Accra for preservation”, he said.
The constable’s death continues a recent trend of suicides in the country, which has abated somewhat recently.