Sunday, November 30, 2008


From Samuel Duodu, Wenchi

A 25-year-old man who suspected his 18-year-old wife of infidelity has ended it all by shooting and killing her and himself with the same gun.
The couple, both peasant farmers living at Drobo, near Badu in the Tain District of the Brong Ahafo Region, have since been buried after an autopsy conducted at the Wenchi Methodist Hospital.
Eugene Dakora, who suspected his wife, Mama Obuor, of flirting, ambushed her and shot at her, killing her instantly, after which he committed suicide.
The Wenchi Municipal Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Prince Sam Kwame Osae told The Mirror at Wenchi that on November 11, 2008, Dakora asked his wife to accompany him to their farm to harvest maize.
He said the wife asked him to reschedule it, as she had to go to church that day. She, however, decided to visit her mother at Nsawkaw instead.
DSP Osae said Dakora, who was all along suspecting Mama of flirting, waylaid her on the way and shot at her with a double barrel gun, after which he killed himself as well.
A formal complaint was made with the police for investigations. The police, therefore, conveyed the lifeless bodies of the couple to the morgue.

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