According to Joseph Acquah, a resident of Kwataa, his wife does not allow him to make love with her for the past three months, so he chose this approach.
Confirming his arrest to the media, Superintendent Magnus Randolf Sam, the Assin Fosu District Police Commander, said the suspect had run into the bush in a brisk attempt to kill himself with a sponge tied to a tree but was saved timely by some people who chanced upon him.
He was convinced to stop and then handed over to the police.
The Assin Fosu District Police Commander indicated that the suspect would be arranged before the court and dealt with according to the laws of Ghana.
Meanwhile, he advised Ghanaians to share their problems with trusted family members and friends instead of committing suicide, adding that it was a crime against the state.