Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 22 October 2013
Source: The Ghanaian Times
A 35-year-old security man who is less endowed and could not withstand the taunts of his wife ended up slashing her with a cutlass and killing a man who attempted to rescue the woman.
The incident concurred at Kaseim, in the Kwabre District of Ashanti on Thursday. Two other neighbours who tried to save the situation sustained cutlass wounds.
The deceased was identified as Amos Awuah. His body has been deposited at the morgue of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, where the woman (name withheld) who escaped death is receiving treatment, together with the two other injured persons.
The suspect, Prince Yeboah, a security-man at the Seventh Day Adventist School at Ntonsu run away after the dastardly act - the police have mounted a search for him.
An eye witness said Yeboah had been quarreling with the wife for some time now, but it was after the act that they realized their quarreling had to do with the less-endowment of the man. According to the eyewitness, it was on the lips of Yeboah a week to the incident that he was going to do something nasty.
On Thursday when he closed from work, he was said to have gone home with a cutlass.
The eyewitnesses claimed there was a misunderstanding between the couple late in the evening with the wife running to take cover in the room of the deceased (Awuah).
Awuah was said to have attempted to disarm Yeboah who was wielding the cutlass but Yeboah stabbed him in the stomach.
The wife, overwhelmed with fear took to her heals for safety, but Yeboah chased and butchered her.
After the act, Yeboah fled into the bush and has since not been found.