A 14-year-old girl attempted to kill herself after mother rejected her relationship with 34-year-old motorcycle rider.
A 14-year-old girl in Ghana identified as
Adjoa, is presently fighting for her life in a hospital at the at Nweneso Number One in the Ashanti Region of the country, after she reportedly drank some
poisonous substance » after her mother refused to accept her 34-year-old ‘Okadaman’ (Commercial motorcyclist) boyfriend, Daily Graphics reports.
The girl’s mother, identified as Maame Ampomaa , could not come to terms with why her teenage daughter would be a love relationship » with a man old enough to be her father and narrated how the whole incident played out:
“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,” the distraught mother said.