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Man arrested for suicide threat after wife denied him sex for 3 months


A 38-year-old Ghanaian man has been arrested by the Assin Fosu Police in the Central region for threatening to commit suicide.

The man, Joseph Acquah, a resident of Assin Kwaata, threatened to take his life over the continuous refusal by his wife to fulfil her conjugal rights.


The wife (name withheld) according to the man, has denied him sex for the last three months; a situation he found very difficult to endure.

Starrfmonline reports that Joseph Acquah’s wife who was alarmed by his threat to commit suicide over the said sexual snub reported the matter to the police who effected the arrest of Acquah.

ASP Magnus Rendorf Sam, Assin Fosu’s District police commander, confirmed the incident to Starr News’ Central regional correspondent Kwaku Baah-Acheamfour adding that the police had to intervene as they have a mandate to protect lives and property including that of Acquah’s.

According to the Police Commander, suicide is also a criminal as it is against the laws of the country.

He stressed that since it is against the laws of the country, the police will ensure that Joseph Acquah is punished accordingly to act as a deterrent to others who would contemplate such actions.

ASP Magnus Sam, however, advised Ghanaians to voice their problems to families and friends for help instead of committing suicide.


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