Nsawam magistrate’s court remands taxi driver for killing wife

The Nsawam District Magistrate’s Court presided over by Christilla Sophia Yeboah, had remanded a taxi driver, Samuel Owureku Ofori, for the murder of his wife, Janet Awukubia Edaavio at Amaadikrom, near Coaltar.

He is to reappear in court on January 31, 2019. 

He was charged with murder but his plea was not taken.

Prosecuting, Police Inspector Gilbert Adae told the court that on January 2 this year, the deceased visited the husband, the accused, at Amaadikrom upon his request.

The prosecutor said at about 10.00 hours, the accused escorted the deceased to the Amaadikrom junction and after a while, the accused returned to Amaadikrom and informed his parents that an unknown spirit had struck the deceased to death in his presence.

The prosecution said after the information, the accused went into his room and took a bottle of weedicide and drunk the whole content in an attempt to commit suicide, but he was rushed to the Nsawam Government Hospital and after treatment, he was arrested and detained by the Coaltar Police.

The body of the deceased had been deposited at the Nsawam Government Hospital for post-mortem examination.

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