SAD: A teacher reportedly commits suicide over hardship after investing in an online Scam

John Atta Asamoah Duodu (Deceased)
John Atta Asamoah Duodu (Deceased)

A graduate teacher reportedly committed suicide for investing in an online business.

According to the information picked by, the teacher identified as John Atta Asamoah Duodu a.k.a “O-Level” is said to have hanged himself with a piece of cloth at Tinkong in Akuapem North Municipality in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

Report gathered confirmed that, the sad incident occurred on Sunday afternoon, 18th July, 2021.

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Though, the deceased haven’t leave behind any information stating clearly reasons for commiting suicide, reports gathered from the family said, he was allegedly deceived to take a huge amount of loan from undisclosed bank to invest in an online network marketing business which later turned out to be a scam.

John Atta Asamoah Duodu (Deceased) was faced with economic hardship after being scammed following the whooping deductions from his monthly salary and suddenly committed suicide to escape shame, humiliations and frustrations in life.

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The brother of the deceased Mr. Benjamin Boateng explained that, “apart from the fact that he complained that he only takes home GH¢500 after deduction of his loan, he was hallucinating too so it seems there were evil forces haunting him”.


The body of John Atta Asamoah Duodu has been conveyed by the Adawso police to the morgue for preservation and autopsy.

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Some Ghanaians who reacted to the death of the young Ghanaian teacher said, they really hate to talk about issues relating to online businesses because it has ruined my relationship and precious lives.

Some noted that, the online network marketing business is a scam because, some unscrupulous individuals assembled themselves in offices across the country luring innocent people to invest in the business.

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Information picked by disclosed that, before you can join the business, you need to pay a whooping amount of money ranging between GH¢4,000.00 to GH¢7,000.00 or even more depending on the dollar to the cedis rate. The nature of the business is structured that, even if you don’t have the capital to start, the managers of the business will assist individuals on government Payroll to get a loan from Bank to join the business.

Sadly for John Atta Asamoah Duodu, he was allegedly misled by a closed friend to join the business thereby risking his life.

Find attached, the photo of the deceased. 

John Atta Asamoah Duodu (Deceased)
John Atta Asamoah Duodu (Deceased)



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