Housemistress opens up after 14-year-old JHS girl commits suicide


The Housemistress of Miracle Junior High School (JHS) where a 14-year-old final year pupil, Leticia Kyere Penman, allegedly committed suicide, has spoken.

Speaking on the sad incident, the Housemistress of the school, Gifty Acheampong, in an interview with Citi News, said: “I was in the kitchen when I heard the students shouting. I rushed there and saw her hanging, so I quickly rushed to the church auditorium to call the proprietor and the proprietress.”

Meanwhile, a lady claiming to be a sister to Leticia Kyere renaming a JHS student who passed away under tragic circumstances in Sunyani in the Bono region has spoken on the girl's death.

Leticia, 14 years of age, was found hanging by a rope in the dining hall of her school, Miracle Prepatory School.

Initial reports had suggested that Leticia had taken her own life and even left a note explaining why.

But in a video sighted by, the deceased's sister has denied the reports that Leticia took her life.

According to the sister, there was no real sign that the 14-year-old hung herself.

She pointed out that there was no chair or table at the scene which the deceased could have used to climb to the rope.

Weeping uncontrollably, the bereaved sister claimed that some people in the school had killed Leticia and were trying to make it look like she took her own life.

The lady went on to further state that those who are peddling the reports that her younger sister took her life are tarnishing the image of the girl and must put a stop to that.

The young girl was found hanging dead in the school’s dining hall after she allegedly killed herself and left a note that reads, “there is so much sorrow and pain in my heart”.

Some of the students who spoke to reporters said their colleague had been moody the whole day but they had no clue what was happening to her.

However, a lady purported to be the deceased’s mother is also alleging that the deceased might have been murdered and hanged to cover the crime.

The mother of Leticia Kyere Penman, a student of Miracle Junior High School at Sunyani, who has been reported to have committed suicide, has debunked the claims.

According to the woman, the girl did not hang herself to death but was rather hanged after she had died

She further explained that the doctor gave different indications that a person who dies by hanging should have, but Leticia had none.