VIDEO: Suicide in Ghana’s parliament foiled

"I want to speak to Nana Akufo-Addo. I want to speak to Mr. President," the man was heard saying as the security men dragged him out.

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Parliamentary security dragging the man to the police station

Fear gripped persons in the public gallery of Ghana’s lawmaking chamber as a man attempted suicide by jumping off to the main floor Thursday.

The 35-year-old identified as Kojo Mensah from Kwesimintim – a residential town in the Western region of Ghana (about 5 kilometres westwards from Takoradi the regional capital), was wearing a shirt of his MP from the constituency.

The security men had to stop him from his act.

“I want to speak to Nana Akufo-Addo. I want to speak to Mr. President,” the man was heard saying as the security men hauled him out.

The head of security of Ghana’s parliament Supt. Freeman Tetteh said a criminal investigation has begun into his conduct.

“This is really strange,” a visitor to the chamber told DailyMailGH. “I was really horrified and at first I thought it was a joke.”

Calm has been restored in the House and the man is being held at the Ministries police station.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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