Crime & Punishment of Tue, 16 Oct 201812
32-year-old man bludgeons wife, 4 kids; 2 die, 3 fight for life
A 32-year-old man, Kwame Obey, on Sunday, 14 October 2018, battered his wife and four children with crude clubs killing the spouse and the last of his children, a one-and-a-half-year-old girl instantly while leaving the three surviving children in a very critical condition.
The double homicide happened at Maamakwaa in Tweapease Antwikwaa Electoral Area in the Hemang Lower Denkyira district of the Central Region.
Narrating the incident to Moro Awudu on the Executive Breakfast Show (EBS) on Class91.3FM on Tuesday, 16 October 2018, ASP Charles Addei Boateng, District Police Commander of Twifo Praso, said: “On Sunday, 14 October around 11:00 pm, we had a distress call from a village called Maamakwa that one Kwame Obey, 32, had murdered the wife and one child.
“Upon receipt of this complaint, the police moved to the said location. On arriving at the place, we saw the body of the wife, 28 years old and the little girl, one-and-a-half years old.
“The couple had four children and the suspect attacked all the four and the wife. He thought they were all dead but a senior brother who lives in the same village with them returned from town and realised three children were not dead and rushed them to the Praso hospital where they are receiving treatment.”
Kwame Obey is at large.
The reason for Kwame Obey’s heinous crime is unknown but the police have called on the public to volunteer any information that will lead to his arrest.