'It was in self-defense' - Woman who stabbed pregnant woman to death claims

Mon, 1 Jun 2020 Source: Daily Mail

Adwoa Pokuah, the woman who stabbed a heavily pregnant woman to death in the Ashanti Region, has said she committed the crime in self-defense.

Court documents presented by prosecution on Friday, May 29 also indicated that the suspect was heavily drunk at the time the incident happened.

Her crime led to the death of Akosua Attah, 22, after she suffered multiple stab wounds during a scuffle on May 23, 2020, at Aburaso in the Atwima Kwanwoma District.

Prosecution told the court that the suspect had questioned the deceased of the whereabouts of her keys when she returned home from town.

“The suspect who could not find the deceased went to see her friend to accompany her to have a drink,” prosecution told the Asokwa District Court.

Prosecution told the court that the suspect engaged the deceased in a heated exchange without any provocation resulting in a scuffle between the two.

“The suspect then went to her kitchen and pulled a knife and stabbed the deceased under her right chest,” Prosecution told the court adding that she was rushed to the Suntreso Government Hospital for treatment, but died shortly after admission.”

The suspect was subsequently arrested and arraigned. Prosecution, however, prayed the court for adjournment as investigations continue.

The court presided over by H/H Afua Aduboahene granted the request and adjourned the case to June 16, 2020.

Lawyer for the suspect, Yahaya Seidu, however, told Prosecution to expedite action on the investigations.

“Definitely the Attorney General will definitely take over the case and when we get to the appropriate forum we will move to a Higher Court for bail for my client,” Lawyer Seidu told the media.

Source: Daily Mail
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