A 14-year-old girl has drank poisonous substance after her mother opposed a love relationship with her boyfriend, a 34-year-old Okada rider. She is now fighting for her life at a hospital at Nweneso Number One in the Ashanti Region, Ghana.
Narrating the incident, the girl’s mother identified as Maame Ampomaa said: “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.
“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,” she noted.
The incident happened on Wednesday June 15 and has left the family in bitter pain. The girl is the fourth child of the widow, who has been distraught since the incident occurred. The girl is now in critical condition as she is unable to eat or take water.