Crime & Punishment of 2014-08-16

Man arrested for murdering sister

A 55 year old mental patient, Yaw Anor, was on Friday arrested by the police after butchering his sister to death with a machete at Atwomamanso, near Oppong Valley, in the Wassa Amenfi East District of the Western Region.

The body of the deceased, Adjoa Tsoekuwaa, 40, had been deposited at the Wassa Akropong Government Hospital morgue awaiting autopsy while police investigations continue.

The Police arrested Annor but was later sent to the same hospital for treatment because he sustained body injuries upon being beaten by the residents of the town before he was subdued.

The incident occurred on Monday, August 10, at about 1300 hours.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Olivia Ewurabena Adiku, Western Regional Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the tragic incident to the Ghana News Agency on Friday.

She said the docket would be sent to the Attorney-General’s Office for advice after police investigations.