The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of KNUST, Kwame Yeboah, has dismissed reports that the 18-year-old first year student, Adwoa Anyimadu-Antwi, committed suicide for failing one of her papers and was jilted by her boyfriend.
Earlier reports suggested that the daughter of New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament for the Asante Akyem Central constituency, Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi, committed the act due to poor academic performance.
“The issue has even changed to the fact that her boyfriend jilted her. All those information are not the fact and are false. So tomorrow the university will issue a statement [on the matter]. One thing we must also take note of is that the lady died and the circumstances we are not aware of. She was taken to the hospital and she was declared dead on arrival, so the coroner’s report will be needed to determine the cause of the death. So let us wait till that is out.”
He further urged the media to be circumspect in the information they put across.
“I will plead that the media houses should just take their time for us to dive into what really created the problem we have on our hands now. The reports are not yet out and the police are also conducting their own investigations so we have to wait for the findings of the investigation,” he added.
The 18-year old first year student was found dead on Friday morning in her hostel room with a rope fastened to her neck and hanging from the ceiling.
It is unclear what might have triggered the suicide but sources at KNUST campus say she failed one of her courses and could not bear the shame hence the suicide.
She is expected to be buried on March 4, 2017.