A 37-year-old man has allegedly shot his ex-wife Abena Agatha, 28, to death at close range and shot himself at Akyem Hweakwae in Birim North District in the Eastern Region.
The incident occurred Thursday, July 8, 2021.
Starr News has gathered that on that fateful day at about 10:00 am, the man -Yaw Asare invited his ex-wife to his room under false pretense.
The man suddenly pulled a single barrel gun and shot the ex-wife in her chest at close range. He also committed suicide by shooting himself to death with the same gun.
The exact cause of his action has not been established.
The Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, told Starr News, that the Police received information on the incident at about 11:20 am with detectives quickly dispatched to the scene.
He said police saw the bodies of the two lying in a pool of blood in the room.
A single barrel gun and spent shell conceived in the gun’s chamber was seen close to the bodies.
The bodies were conveyed to Abirim government hospital where they were medically declared dead by Dr. Atta Larbi Sakyi.
DSP Tetteh said the bodies were subsequently moved to Mamaso Community Hospital mortuary for preservation and autopsy.
He said the single barrel gun allegedly used to commit the act will be sent for ballistic examination as part of the investigation.
The incident happened less than 24 hours after a man allegedly stabbed his wife to death and also committed suicide by drinking poison at Breman in the central region.
The Director-General in Charge of Special Duties at Ghana Police Service, COP Christian Tetteh Yohuno recently expressed worry over increasing uxoricide cases in the country with a call on women to swiftly report threats to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit(DOVVSU).
“There is a growing phenomenon in our country in recent times where married men are brutally assaulting their wives which in some cases lead to the death of the women. These uxoricide case in the country is becoming worrisome. However, let me assure the good people of our country that, Police have all capabilities to stern the onslaught. The DOVVSU offices established all over the country is capable to handle all domestic abuses if a timely report is made to be probe”
“All women who are suffering any form of domestic abuse to go the nearest DOVVSU office or Police station to make a report without fear before things get out of hands,” he said during a passing out parade for new police recruits in Koforidua on June 19, 2021.
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