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Crime & Punishment of Friday, 8 February 2008

Source: GNA

Woman allegedly poisons husband

Akyem Oda, Feb. 08, GNA- The Akyem Oda District Magistrate Court on Thursday remanded Ama Serwaa, 31, in police custody to reappear on March 27 for allegedly poisoning her husband.

Police Chief Inspector, Ben Osei Kwadwo, prosecuting, told the court, presided over by Mr, Albert Owusu Annor that Serwaa and her husband were married for 15 years and had six children. He said on February 13 at about 1900 hours, the accused, who claimed her husband had been going after other women bought 10 tablets of "valium blue blue" and a quantity of "DDT" and deceived her husband that the medicine enhances erection and improves performance in bed. She therefore gave the man the 10 tablets to take and told him that after taking the tablets he would become weak and so needed to add a liquid one to it to ginger him up. The accused then mixed the quantity of the "DDT" with light soup for him to take and after taking it he started vomiting and complained of stomach ache.

The prosecution said the victim asked his wife to tell him the sort of medicine she administered to him but she refused to divulge anything. The victim sensing danger asked the wife to accompany him to the hospital where on their arrival the nurses on duty asked the accused to tell them the exact medication she administered to the husband but she again failed to tell them anything. The prosecutor said when Serwaa was arrested later and handed over to the police, she confessed her diabolical act.

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