At Nungua in the Greater Accra Region, a 25-year-old woman was allegedly murdered by her Man after she requested a divorce. During a fight with her husband, the deceased, whose name was only given as Eunice, sustained cutlass wounds.
The young woman reportedly passed away immediately following the attack. The defendant allegedly attacked his father-in-law as well.
Due to her husband’s verbal and physical abuse, Eunice had left the house.
In an interview with Dwaso Nsem on Tuesday’s morning broadcast of Adom FM, the deceased’s father, Ebenezer Dwomoh, stated that they are still in shock.
According to him, the incident happened when Eunice went to her husband’s home to deliver a summons letter from the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit.
Mr. Dwomoh said that his son-in-law was a habitual wife-beater who had evicted his daughter from the family home.
“Eunice moved out of the house because she could no longer take the beatings so this man decided to make life all living hell for her. He will even come to our house and beat her,” he bemoaned.
What broke the camel’s back, Mr Dwomoh said was when Eunice threatened divorce.
“He follows my daughter everywhere she goes and beat her until he finally killed her that faithful day,” he added.
After committing the heinous crime, he said the suspect tried to escape but residents in the area managed to apprehend him and subjected him to severe beating.
Mr Dwomoh said but for the timely interventions of the police, the suspect would have been lynched.
He appealed to the Ghana Police Service to ensure the suspect faces the full rigours of the law.
“We will follow this issue until this guy is jailed. We want justice for Eunice,” Mr Dwomoh stressed.