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Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 17 September 2019


36-year-old farmer allegedly beats wife to death

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A 36-year-old farmer at NyangeKoraa, a suburb of Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District of the newly created Savannah Region has allegedly beaten his wife to death.

The enraged man identified as Samba Sochira, 36, swat her with blows to her untimely death after she ostensibly tried to prevent him from marrying a second wife.

The duo according to sources have been battling with matrimonial issues, ever since, the man made known to his wife, his intentions to marry a second wife.

Adjoa Lupo, 22, finally gave up the ghost Saturday, September 14, at the Sawla Polyclinic after suffering from a state profound unconsciousness.

The situation has since sent shivers down the spines of residents who are wondering the motivation behind the action of the man.

Worried residents who spoke on grounds of anonymity said, Samba Sochire married a second wife which has since strained his relationship with the deceased wife after she aggressively objected and tried to block the second marriage to futility.

Close neighbours of the duo disclosed that no day passes without a verbal conflict ensuing between the couple as a result of the matrimonial acrimony.

The District Police Commander, ASP Degrapht Armah Agyei confirmed the incident to Yagbon News.

According to the Commander, the suspect has been apprehended and is in the custody of the police assisting in investigations.

A post- mortem performed on the deceased revealed that she suffered a hypovolemic shock due to internal bleeding thus, a rupture spree depicts.

An investigation is still ongoing to unravel the truth of the matter.

The deceased has been released to the family for burial.