A 58-year-old man named Mr Kwabena Annor from Abisim explains why he decided to poison himself and his children after his wife divorced him years ago. According to this man, when he finished school, his parents were ready to assist him learn a skills that help him in the future, but he ignored all their advice, and went to Sehwi to work for money instead of learning the skills. The man said that he had acquired a plot of land and started farming on it.
He also got married to his wife at that time to help with the farm work. They both worked to support each other and had three children, but his mother-in-law convinced his wife to divorce him. The woman did not think about her three children, but divorce him and left them at home before she went back to her hometown. Mr. Annor said that day that he was very sad, tired of life and decided to kill himself and his three children because he loved his life so much but she divorced him in that manner.
So he bought poison on his way home, cooked food and pours poison on the food that he will eat with the children. He entered the room with the children and closed the door. Mr. Annor said he started drinking so much to get drunk before he started eating with the children and died. The children started crying loudly of hunger but their neighbor knocked on the door several times to ask him why the children were crying.Then he opened the door and the kids told the neighbor that he did not want them to eat the food he had prepared for them. Mr Annor claims that his neighbor also unaware of the poison in the food, tried to feed the children but he regained his senses at that time so he took the food from the woman and throw it away. The woman also realized that he had suicidal thoughts and so she sent the children home until the next morning.
The man added that he regretted this decision so deeply that he sent the children back to his mother’s house and returned to Sahwi to continue his work. But the cocoa farm was taken from him after the death of its owner, so he returned to his hometown and worked hard to take care of the children. The man said his first child is now 30 and works hard to help him and his other siblings. He concluded that he is very happy to be alive after his wife divorced him and abandoned their children years ago.