A 46-year-old man, John Tetteh Korley has been arrested after he allegedly killed his wife at Adjei-Kojo in the Tema West Municipality over claims of infidelity.
The accused popularly known as Yakini killed his wife, Felicia Teye in his room and buried her in an uncompleted building.
Chief Superintendent Suzan Mensah, Commander of the Adjei-Kojo District Police Headquarters confirming the incident said the couple always fought because of the accusations levelled against the woman by her husband.
According to her, preliminary investigations revealed that the man never trusted his wife and always accused her of flirting with other men amidst threats to kill her if she continues with that attitude.
This prompted the woman to leave her matrimonial home to stay with her family at Asesewa in the Upper Manya Krobo District of the Eastern Region.
However, on March 25, 2020, Yakini contacted his wife to come for their two children ahead of the partial lockdown as directed by President Akufo-Addo.
The victim informed her family members before setting off only to be killed on arrival by her jealous husband.
Narrating the incident, Chief Superintendent Suzan Mensah said “The woman arrived on Sunday when the man told her he had sent the children to Ashaiman to buy some pair of shoes before they travel. But investigations revealed that the man sent the children to his mother a day before his wife arrived.”
“On Tuesday, the brother of the woman travelled from the village in search of his sister after several attempts to reach her proved futile. The woman’s brother reported the matter to the police. Police took over investigations and noticed that the suspect had killed the woman. After killing the wife, he waited at midnight and buried her in an uncompleted building in the area where they have constructed only the footing with laterite to fill the foundation. He put the body in the footing and used the laterite to fill the body entirely deep down.”
“Police started searching for the suspect and went to the workshop where we were told the suspect complained of stomach problem and was rushed to the Ashaiman Polyclinic by some residents but was later referred to the Tema General Hospital.”
“He was apprehended by police on admission at the Tema General Hospital and sent to the crime scene where he confessed to the crime and helped the Environmental Department of the Tema West Municipal Assembly to help retrieve the body,” the Chief Superintendent added.