A 48- year-farmer, who allegedly shot his girlfriend for denying him sex, has appeared before the Prestea District Magistrate’s court.
Kwame Anane reportedly shot his 46-year-old lover, Agyeiwaa Nkrumah, in the left thigh at Abotereye, near Bogoso in the Prestea Huni/Valley District.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge of attempted murder.
The District Police Commander of Prestea Huni/Valley, Superintendent of Police Timothy Dassah, disclosed this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency at Prestea.
He said at about 7:30pm on October 8, Agyeiwaa was a at Abotereye, when Anane went with a locally manufactured pistol and shot her.
After committing the crime he drank a substance suspected to be poisonous in a bid to commit suicide.
Supt. Dassah said a group of youth, living close to Agyeiwaa, rushed to the scene and carried the two lovers to Aseda Hospital at Bogoso for treatment.
He said Anane was treated and discharged on the same day but was later arrested for questioning.
The Police Commander said even though some of the pellets spread on the victim’s thigh, they were yet to receive the x-ray report to confirm whether some other parts of her body were affected.