Man ‘Kills’ Wife

Residents of Weija Galilee near Kasoa yesterday morning experienced the shock of their lives when they woke up to see a miniature coffin partially buried near the Densu Lake with an effigy of a woman in it. The brownish wooden structure carved in the form of a coffin had several writings on it including names which had been stuffed into it. A female doll, dressed in a black top and brown down, was also found in the coffin. It also contained the picture of a light-skinned woman believed to be the victim. At the back of the picture was the portrait of a male fist with the writing: “I, Kwame Obeng, your husband wanted to sacrifice Rebecca Owusu for blood money,” followed by a signature presumed to be the writer’s. The ‘sakawa coffin’ also contained the date of birth of the supposed Rebecca Owusu and the burial date which read “22-08-83 to 04-08-11. May your soul rest in peace”. The horrendous incident, whose kind had never been seen in the area until yesterday, sent shivers down the spine of curious residents who thronged the scene in their numbers. Residents were however afraid to go near the coffin until the Weija police arrived at the scene around 9am to pick it to the police station. Narrating the episode to Daily Guide, Mumuni Awudu aka Alhaji Thousand, a witness, said around 5am, one Brother Kweku, also living in the vicinity, spotted four men in a black vehicle with registration number GR 5115-11 attempting to bury the “sakawa coffin” near the Weija Lake. “He quickly came to knock at my door and so we attempted to chase them but they drove away”. Mumuni Awudu said two out of the four men who allegedly committed the act, were known people from the area. They were Red and Peter. He said there were other substances believed to be blood stains sprinkled inside the coffin and on the picture. Inside the box were the names of the supposed victim, Rebecca Owusu, and the writer, Kwame Owusu, though the picture in the coffin was not known in the area. Meanwhile, when the police were contacted, the Commander in charge of the Weija District Police Command, Kwame Gyasi Afari, said his outfit received a complaint from the assembly member of the area about the mysterious coffin found in the area. When policemen got to the scene around 9:30am, people had thronged the scene, so the coffin was conveyed to the police station.The back of the picture bore the writings of some names but no arrest has been made so far. He said efforts were being made to contact the person whose picture was found in the coffin to help the police investigate the case.