A 42-year-old pupil 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 accused and the deceased were married for 12 years and had two children.
She said on December 24 last year Kwofie went to the deceased who lived with his grandfather and gave her 80 Ghana cedis to buy Christmas dresses for the children.
Inspector Anaman said the accused returned to the house and demanded 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 got angry, 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 taken to El Shiva Clinic at Bawdie where she died. GNA