Palm Wine Tapper Kills Wife, Son

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Residents
of Kokufu, a farming community near Nkaseim in the Asutifi South District of
Ahafo Region yesterday had a rude shock when a 46 year old palm wine tapper,
Kwame Acheampong allegedly killed his wife, Akua Safia for being unfaithful to
him.

Kwame
also did not spare his one year old son, Kwabena Seidu whom he slashed his
throat, killing him instantly.

The
suspect is said to be currently on admission at Goaso Government Hospital after
community members vent their spleen on him and almost lynched him.

Bodies
of the wife and son have been conveyed at the same hospital mortuary for
autopsy.

Goaso
District Police Commander, ASP Richard Homuvo who confirmed the sad news said
the suspect has been telling investigators his wife has been cheating on him so
wanted to teach her a bitter lesson.

ASP
Homuvo said the incident happened on Sunday at about 6:20 am, saying “when police heard about the incident, we dispatched our
officers to the scene and found Akua Safia, 30, in a pool of blood and the body
had been inflicted with severe machete wounds,” adding “the son, Seidu
Kwebena’s throat had been slashed.”

He described the incident as ‘callous’ and said they were determined to get to the bottom of the matter and said the suspect is currently on admission under police guard.

danielyaodayee@yahoo.com

FROM Daniel Y Dayee, Nkaseim



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