Man beats wife to death

A 42- year-old pupils teacher, has been remanded into prison custody by a Tarkwa Magistrate court for beating his wife Akua Gyetuah, 31, to death.
The suspect, Joseph Kwofie pleaded not guilty and will re-appear before the court on February 10.

Police Prosecuting Inspector Faustina Selestina Anaman told the court presided over by Madam Juliana Millicent Ocran that the suspect is married to the deceased who was a hairdresser for 12 years and they both have two children and reside at Tarkwa-Bremang near Bogoso in the Western Region.

She said on December 24, last year at about 0900 hours, Kwofie went to the deceased who lived with his grandfather, Nana Ampokwa and gave her an amount of 80 Ghana cedis to purchase Christmas dresses for the children and left.

Inspector Anaman said, on that same day around 1730 hours the suspect returned to the house to demand the money he gave to the deceased with the reason that he had already bought the dresses for the children.

The Prosecutor said Akua refused to refund the money and Kwofie became unhappy pushed her to the ground and subjected her to severe beatings with his legs and hands.

Inspector Anaman said the deceased fell unconscious and was rushed to El Shiva Clinic at Bawdie for treatment but she died shortly on arrival. She said the suspect was arrested and detained for investigation.

In another development, a farmer, Peter Anabah, 27, has been sentenced to nine months imprisonment for stealing a goat valued 200 Ghana cedis by a Tarkwa Magistrate court.

He was convicted on his own plea.

Prosecuting Inspector Fautina Selestina Anaman told the court presided over by Madam Juliana Millicent Ocran that the complainant Kwabena Ntum lives in the same neighborhood at Fanti-Newtown, a suburb of Huni/Valley in the Western Region.

Inspector Anaman said on December 23, last year the complainant bought a male goat valued 200 Ghana cedis for the Christmas festivity and tied a blue rope around the neck at his house and went to bed.

According to the Prosecutor, when the complainant woke up the next morning the goat was nowhere to be found and he started searching for it in the neighbourhood.

She said one Olivia Mensah a fellow neighbour upon hearing about the missing goat informed the complainant that she went to Huni/Valley lorry station to see his husband off to Bogoso and saw the convict bargaining with a taxi driver to send his goat to Bogoso for him.

Inspector Anaman said the complainant started looking for Anabah, later he got information that he had travelled that dawn to unknown place.

The Prosecutor said on January 13, this year the convict returned to Fanti-Newtown and he was arrested and handed over to the police. GNA

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