- A woman who was 130 years old in Ghana has died from attempts to retrieve her GHc 34 (N2,237.31) that was owed her
- It is reported that the debtor had refused to pay after several attempts and on the final one, the century-old woman fell down and passed on a few days later
- Obaapanin Mary had only one son who died a few years ago at the age of 75
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Obaapanin Mary, a 130-year-old woman in Ghana, has passed on days after she fell during an attempt to retrieve GH¢34 (N2,237.31) that was owed her by another woman.
According to Crime Check Foundation and Facts and Truths, the woman’s only son died a few years ago, aged 75 and since then, it had been difficult for the century-old woman to take care of herself.
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Kate, a distanced relative to the late 130-year-old who lives at North-Suntreso in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, recounted the heartbreaking incident in an interview obtained by Facts and Truths.
Before her untimely demise, Obaapanin was receiving some periodic financial assistance from a charity organisation called the Crime Check Foundation.
In an interview that was carried out before she sadly died, the old lady mentioned that she was unable to work and relied on the benevolence of her neighbours for food.
She also mentioned that it was impossible for her to return to her hometown as well because there was nobody that would care for her.
Watch the full report in video below:
In other news, authorities in the UK are investigating the death of a woman who was found dead in a flat in Glasgow on Saturday, August 22.
The body of Mercy Baguma who originally came from Uganda was discovered at her house with her son crying next to her, according to Positive Action in Housing (PAIH).
The 34-year-old died from extreme poverty and the baby was malnourished and weakened with starvation indicating they had gone for days without food.
The charity organisation said the deceased woman had reached out to them claiming refugee status as she had lost her job and her leave to remain in the UK had also expired.
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