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Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 26 September 2019


Murder suspect dies in custody

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Kwaku Tesor, a farmer standing trial at the Brekum District Magistrate Court for allegedly murdering his wife at Tiadene, a farming community near Seikwa in the Tain District of the Bono Region has died.

Tesor accused his wife, Afia Nooba of infidelity, shot her dead-on September 10, this year in their room, and shot himself as well, but he sustained gunshot wounds on his chest.

Until his death, he was remanded in Police custody; however, his health deteriorated and the police rushed him to the Seikwa Health Centre, where he died few minutes on arrival on September 19.

Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong, the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Regional Police Public Relations Officer who confirmed the story to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) said his body had since been deposited at the Regional Hospital in Sunyani.

The police retrieved a single barrel gun and two empty shells from the deceased.

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