A 35-year-old man has allegedly killed his brother’s wife for refusing his proposal at Uro-mekaa, a village in the Sawla district of the Savannah Region.
The deceased, Janet Ansaaku is said to be the wife of the twin brother of suspect Kpeyiri Nieba.
Confirming the incident, the Acting Public Relations Officer of the Savannah Regional Police Command, Inspector Adjei Owusu said police at the Tuna Police Station received a complaint about a murder incident that had occurred in a bush.
The police quickly proceeded to the scene of the crime to find the deceased lying in a prone position in a pool of blood with a deep cut on her head. She was dressed in a black skirt with a white top.
Inspector Owusu said that the body had been deposited at Sawla district hospital for autopsy and the suspect subsequently arrested.
During interrogation, the police indicated that the suspect “confessed to the crime stating that the deceased refused to marry him.”
According to the police, a postmortem examination had already been performed on the corpse at the Sawla Tuna Kalba District Hospital and the body has been released to the bereaved family for burial.
Meanwhile, the Sawla Tuna Kalba Police Command, bemoaned the incident adding that the murder of the deceased brings the number of murder cases involving women by close relations in the enclave to four within six months.
Inspector Owusu therefore appealed to the local chiefs and opinion leaders to team up with police to weed out crime from their communities.