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Man butchers wife and attempt suicide

ON 31 AUGUST, 2021, ABOUT 1:10PM, THE ASSIN DARMANG DISTRICT POLICE COMMAND RECEIVED REPORT THAT A MAN HAD BUTCHERED HIS WIFE AT ASSIN KOFORIDUA.

POLICE PROCEEDED TO ASSIN KOFORIDUA AND MET A 27- YEAR-OLD ABENA WITH DEEP CUTLASS WOUNDS ON HER HEAD, BACK AND LEFT HAND IN A POOL OF BLOOD, DEAD.

SUSPECT KWABENA, AGED 35 YEARS, THE HUSBAND OF THE DECEASED, ABENA, WAS ALSO MET WITH A DEEP CUT ON HIS NECK WITH BLOOD STAINS ALL OVER HIS BODY LYING DOWN HELPLESS.

SUSPECT KWABENA AND DECEASED ABENA WERE TAKEN TO ST. FRANCIS XAVIER HOSPITAL AT ASSIN FOSU AND WAS ADMITTED FOR TREATMENT WHILST THE DECEASED, ABENA, WAS CONFIRMED DEAD BY THE MEDICAL OFFICER ON DUTY AND BODY DEPOSITED AT THE SAME HOSPITAL’S MORGUE FOR AUTOPSY.

PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS REVEALED THAT SUSPECT KWABENA WITH HIS WIFE, THE DECEASED, ABENA, ARE MARRIED WITH TWO KIDS AND BURKINABES-FARM LABOURERS WHO ARE NOT FLUENT IN ENGLISH OR TWI LANGUAGES AND RESIDENT AT ASSIN KOFORIDUA FOR ABOUT SIX MONTHS NOW.

ON 31 AUGUST 2021 AT ABOUT 1:00PM, THE DECEASED, ABENA, SUDDENLY RAN OUT FROM HER ROOM SHOUTING FOR HELP WITH A CUTLASS WOUND ON HER LEFT HAND.
HER HUSBAND ALSO CAME OUT FROM THE SAME ROOM CHASING HER WITH A CUTLASS .
THE ONLY TENANT WHO WAS IN THE HOUSE ON SEEING THE SITUATION RAN OUT AND SHOUTED FOR HELP.
NEIGHBOURS LATER CAME IN AND MET SUSPECT KWABENA HAVING BUTCHERED HIS WIFE TO DEATH FOR NO APPARENT REASON.
SUSPECT KWABENA THREATENED TO KILL ANY PERSON WHO DARE TO APPROACH HIM, AND SUSPECT LATER ENTERED HIS ROOM AND ATTEMPTED SUICIDE BY USING HIS OWN CUTLASS TO CUT HIS THROAT BUT FOUND IT DIFFICULT TO BREATH SO CRAWLED TO THE ENTRANCE OF HIS DOOR.

SUSPECT KWABENA STILL RECEIVING TREATMENT UNDER ARMED GUARD.
CASE UNDER INVESTIGATION.

Police report by Inspector Isaac Evans Ettie, deputy PRO GPS Central Region

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