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Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 21 May 2020

Source: Ananpansah B Abraham, Contributor

Jealous husband in police grips for killing wife

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A 60-year old man is in the grips of the Sawla police for allegedly killing his wife, Bora Bonbiatey, 57, at Gando a suburb of Tuna in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba district of the newly created Savannah Region.

PAD FM sources say Yikatey Somatey, the suspect who had accused his wife of cheating with another man in the same community lured the deceased to a bush to perform some family rituals and ended up pouring pepper into her eyes.

He then inflicted multiple wounds on her until she met her untimely death.

The source told PAD FM the suspect later dumped the lifeless body of the woman at a nearby bush and absconded.

Luck however, eluded Somatey whiles he was trying to escape.

The Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District Police Commander, ASP Degraft Armah Adjei, who confirmed the incident to journalists said the uncle of the deceased reported to the police that the suspect had killed his niece.

According to him, the police found the deceased in a pool of blood with multiple cuts on her head and right eye at the scene.

DSP Adjei said the suspect will be arraigned before court after investigations are concluded.

Meanwhile, the body of the deceased has since been handed to the family for burial.