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13.03.2007 General News

Court refers woman for psychiatric examination

By : GNA

The Twifo Praso district magistrate court on Monday referred one Beatrice Amuama, a 30-year-old woman from Twifo-Edugyaa to a psychiatric hospital for examination after she attempted to commit suicide.

Amuama who pleaded guilty blamed her action on frustration and would re-appear on Thursday March 29.

Prosecuting, chief Inspector George Okine told the court presided over by Mr Seth Bio Nyamekye, that the accused, a married woman lives with the husband in Accra and that two months ago a misunderstand ensued between them and as a result, the husband brought her to Edugyaa for divorce.

Chief Inspector Okine said on March 5, 2007, when the family members were about to sit on the matter, Beatrice disappeared from the town.

He said the local unit committee members as well as the youth organized a search for her and was found on a tree in the bush getting ready to hang herself with a nylon rope.

Chief inspector Okine said she was arrested and during interrogation started behaving abnormally and attributed her action to frustration.

Source: GNA