Crime & Punishment of Friday, 7 February 2014
A 20-year-old nursing mother, Aseye Avi of Abutia-Tegbleve in the Volta Region is in the custody of Anyirawase Police for allegedly killing her 66-year-old mother.
Aseye was alleged to have hit her mother’s head with a pestle.
Her mother, Gadzi Abla, died while being taken to the Ho Municipal Hospital.
Police sources said the late Gadzi and Aseye quarreled over Aseye’s new boyfriend who was said to have dated two other women in the same family.
In the course of the quarrel, the late Gadzi allegedly snatched Aseye’s mobile-phone given to her by the new boyfriend and smashed it on the ground.
The sources said this prompted Aseye to reach for a pestle with which she hit the late Gadzi’s head.
The scream of the deceased attracted some neighbours who were rushing her to the Hospital before she died.
A source at Abutia told the Ghana News Agency that Togbe Bese, Chief of the Community and husband of the late Gadzi and Aseye’s father broke down in tears lamenting his wife’s death and his daughter’s arrest.
Aseye, described as the ninth child of the couple, is said to be the bread winner of the family.