Legon student 'suicide' tragedy: Police discover drugs in deceased room
The Legon Police who are investigating a case in which a female level 400 student jumped to her death on Wednesday dawn has found prescription drugs believed to be used in treating a psychological condition in the room of the deceased.
The Criminal Investigation Department of the Legon Police Command, had earlier confirmed to Kasapa FM that Jennifer Nyarko, who jumped from the balcony of the Akuaffo Hall, Legon suffered from mental disorder.
According to the police, though they are awaiting a post mortem report, their preliminary investigation has established that the deceased had been battling depression for sometime, and also had some issues to contend with in school.
The victim, according to reports had for the past days avoided lectures living a solitary life till her untimely death.
Jennifer who committed suicide at around 4:30 am Wednesday was spotted by a passerby who raised an alarm for help, but she was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Legon hospital.
Speaking on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa FM Thursday, Detective Chief Inspector George Kingsley Adu said his conversation with the deceased father established that Jennifer was depressed and was on medication before her demise.
The Legon District Police Commander, DSP Ofori Anokye in an interview disclosed that the found drugs will be given to the medical doctor who’ll conduct the post mortem for him to established what ailments the drugs are used to treat.
“The case is still under investigations, I spoke to the father and he explained that the whole of the weekend the lady was with her, the mother said the same thing. I asked the father if the lady had a medical condition and he responded…yes. According to him, when her daughter came to the university in 2012 she had to defer her course till 2013 and that she was being treated by a doctor at Valley View University for a psychological ailment. We’ve taken some drugs from her room which will be passed on to the medical doctor during the post mortem examination for him to explain to us what the drugs are meant for.”
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