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Cancel The Law That Criminalises Suicide

A cross section of psychologists are calling for a total cancellation of the law that criminalizes suicide.

One of the strong voices against the law is Mavis Gyankromaa Oti, who is a lecturer at two universities: University College of Management Studies and Methodist University College disclosed to Rite News that factors leading to committing suicide are many and therefore requires thorough investigation.

Moreover, criminal offence laws of the state frowns on committing suicide.

Section 57 (1) and (2) of the Criminal Offence Act 1960 states, “a person who aids in the commission of a suicide commits a first degree felony whether or not the suicide is actually committed; a person who attempts to commit suicide commits a misdemeanor.”

Madam Mavis Gyankromaa Oti who is also a child development expert lamented that the Government must abolish the law that criminalizes suicide since cases have more psychological implications.

Source: Nana Ama Sarfo/ritefmonline.org

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