Man, 80, allegedly butchers wife to death, attempts suicide

An 80-year-old man, Mr. Kofi Prempeh, has allegedly butchered his 90-year-old wife, Maame Tawiah to death at Denkyira Wawaase.

It is unclear what led to his action but the suspect after allegedly committing the crime attempted suicide.

According to an eyewitness account, the police received a distress call that the suspect had killed the wife.

The police moved to the crime scene and upon reaching the scene, they saw the wife lying in a pool of blood.

They also found the suspect in the process of slashing his own throat.

He was however unsuccessful and was rushed to the Twifi Praso Government Hospital where he was treated and discharged.

He is currently in police custody and assisting with investigations.

The body of the deceased has also been deposited at the same hospital where the husband was treated awaiting autopsy.


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