Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 21 January 2014
Source: Daily Guide
Justice Ampofo, a 38-year-old man last Saturday January 18 butchered his wife, Elizabeth Danso, 38, at Akyem Tafo in the Eastern Region over suspected infidelity.
The suspect attempted suicide by drinking poison shortly after the incident. However, both the suspect and the victim have been admitted at Koforidua Government Hospital receiving medical care under police protection.
Investigations by DAILY GUIDE indicated that the suspect had, for some time now, assumed that his wife had been cheating on him.
He suspected a top official of the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana, CRIG, (name withheld) believed to be his wife's boss was having an affair with her— a claim she had denied.
However, tempers flared between them when Ampofo allegedly sighted amorous text messages exchanged between his wife and her so-called lover with hints of a sexual encounter.
Sources further disclosed that out of anger the suspect inflicted deep cutlass wounds on the face of the victim around noon. After the evil deed the suspect reported himself to the police and was subsequently arrested.
The victim was rushed to Akyem Tafo Government Hospital for treatment, while the suspect was arrested by the Tafo Police Command.
However, upon his detention, he informed the police of severe stomach pains and revealed that he had taken in poison. He was therefore rushed to Tafo Government Hospital, and later transferred to Koforidua Government Hospital alongside his wife, where they were currently receiving treatment.
ASP John Yeboah, Tafo District Police Commander confirmed the story but declined further comment, explaining that the case had been referred to the Regional Police headquarters.
He however said investigations were ongoing for the suspect to be charged appropriately for prosecution after recovery.
Attempts to speak to the man suspected to be flirting with the woman proved futile as he declined to comment on the matter.