Husband Butchers Wife; Locks 3-Year-Old Son With Corpse

A 38-year-old farmer Kofi Abraham has allegedly butchered his wife at Oboum in Assin Fosu of the Central Region.

An eyewitness narrating the incident to Adom News said the body of the 34-year-old woman was on Monday morning retrieved by the police.

Kofi Abraham is suspected to have killed Nana Yaa after denying him sex.

The body of the mother of two was found with her head split into two and with several cutlass wounds.

According to the Assin Fosu District Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Leonard Abakah, at about 11.45 am on Monday, the police had a report from a friend of Kofi Abraham that he had found the body of Nana Yaa.

The friend told the police that he received a telephone call earlier in the morning from Kofi Abraham that he [Kofi Abraham] had mistakenly locked up his nine-year-old son in his room and taken the keys away.

Chief Superintendent Abakah said the friend went to the house and broke the door only to find the boy sitting near the corpse of his dead mother.

Items found at the crime scene includes machete, pick Axe and shovel with blood stains.

The body has since been deposited at St. Francis Xavier Hospital in Assin Fosu pending police investigation.

Meanwhile, the suspect is on the run and the police have mounted a search for him.