Peter Subled, a 45-year-old farmer at Ahyiayem Bronye near Yamfo in the Brong Ahafo Region, on Wednesday, October 13 shot dead his wife Glayeni Laar, 38, also a farmer and committed suicide in the bush.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Samuel Latebu, Duayaw Nkwanta District Commander of Police where the case was reported, told the Ghana News Agency that Peter and his wife lived with their five children at Ahiayem Bronye.
He said there had been a misunderstanding between the couple for sometime and at about 2000 hours on that fateful day a fight ensued between them and in the process Peter took a gun and shot at the wife, killing her instantly.
ASP Latebu said neighbours who heard the gunshot rushed to the scene and met Peter at the entrance of the house running away with the gun and but for fear of being victims they could not arrest him.
He said the crowd however entered the house and saw Glayeni lying in a pool of blood.
ASP Latebu said the case was reported to the police who went to the scene to take the deceased to St John’s of God hospital at Duayaw-Nkwanta.
He said a search party found Peter’s body hanging dead on a tree.
The two bodies have been deposited at the hospital’s mortuary pending autopsy whilst police investigations is on-going.