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Crime & Punishment of Monday, 18 May 2020

Source: otecfmghana.com

Man, 55, allegedly stabs wife to death over 'rice water'

The Asante Akyem North Police Command has arrested a 55-year-old man identified as Joseph Yaw Peprah for allegedly stabbing his wife to death with a knife at Ananekrom.

The District Police Commander, DSP James Ameka, disclosed to OTEC News' Kwame Agyenim Boateng that they identified the deceased as Gladis Oforiwaa who was wife of the suspect.

DSP James said the incident, according to the information they gathered, occurred in the late hours of Saturday May 16, 2020 about 09:00 pm in the Ananekrom Community.

He said a blood-stained kitchen knife was recovered from the scene and the suspect who tried to run away has been apprehended.

He added that preliminary investigations have revealed that the incident was a result of a domestic dispute.

The 13-year-old daughter of the deceased (name withheld) who is also a principal witness in the incident narrated that, her father (Joseph Pepreh) got angry after he found out that late Gladis Oforiwaa had prepared rice water, a delicacy he did not asked for.

The situation according to her resulted in a fight between the couple during which the man allegedly stabbed his wife to death.

Gladis Oforiwaah who's age is yet to be known had five children with the suspect and she's also a native of Ananekrom in the Asante Akyem North district.

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