Driver kills wife over misunderstanding at Koforidua

A commercial vehicle driver has allegedly murdered his wife at Oyoko, a suburb of Koforidua in the Eastern Region.

The suspect only identified as Abeiku, inflicted multiple machete wounds on the victim killing her brutally instant on Friday dawn. He has since gone into hiding. Starr News has gathered that the couple married with two children however, the marriage was fraught with incessant misunderstanding and threats of death.

The suspect is reported to have attempted to poison her food some time ago but the woman refused to eat the food after she suspected foul play on the part of the husband. The marriage broke down for a year and the wife relocated to stay with her mother in the Begoro area.

She however returned after the matter was resolved or settled relatively. Wofa Kwasi, an uncle of the deceased, said the misunderstanding between the couple worsened a few days before Christmas when he intervened. There was a misunderstanding between the suspect and the victim which came to me, and I listened to both of them.

The woman said the husband has been threatening to kill her and commit suicide. So I was not happy and I decided to let them separate for a year to resolve the matter for peace to prevail but the woman left for her mother’s place for them to return so I take a decision only to be told the woman returned yesterday and was killed this dawn.

The police officials have since taken the body of the deceased to the mortuary pending further investigations into the matter. Meanwhile, a manhunt for the suspect who drives from Koforidua to Kasoa in Accra is ongoing.



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