The Ashanti Regional Police Command has said that an autopsy conducted on a 33-year-old female tutor at the Kumasi Girls Senior High School indicated that she died by hanging.
This revelation from the Police came after relatives of Vida Frema Bonsu had expressed doubt about earlier reports indicating that she had committed suicide, and demanded further investigations into the cause of her death.
According to the deceased woman’s father, Nana Bonsu, the family suspects foul play following circumstances that led to her death.
The deceased was on Monday, January 29, 2018 found dead in the room of her police boyfriend, Sergeant Bright Opoku, an officer with the Konongo Divisional Police Command in the Asante Akyem Central District of the Ashanti Region.
Reports indicate that the deceased was found in blue knickers and a white vest hanged with a police lanyard and tied to one of the burglar proofs when police arrived at the scene.
There are also claims that a laceration was seen on the lower arm and a blood stained knife was found in one corner of the room.
The body was conveyed to the Steward Hospital for preservation and an autopsy.
A statement signed by Deputy Ashanti Regional Police Commander, DCOP Fred Adu Anim indicated that “an autopsy report has indicated that cause of death as hanging”.
The statement also added that some stomach content from the deceased has been given to the Ghana Standard Authority for analytical tests since there was an indication that the deceased might have ingested some poison before hanging herself.
Meanwhile the Police Officer who was arrested in connection with the death has been granted bail.