Man, 35, kills wife, attempts suicide

A 35-year-old farmer, Johnson Abugri, at dawn on Tuesday, allegedly stabbed to death, his wife, Lydia Abugri, 27, at Awudua Bepoase, in the Prestea District of the Western Region.

Johnson, according to the police, drank a poisonous substance after committing the bloody act in an attempt to commit suicide. He however, failed and was arrested by the Awudua Neighbourhood Watchdog Committee and sent to the Tarkwa Government Hospital, where he is receiving treatment under police guard.

The Ghanaian Times gathered that, before the incident occurred, all seemed to be well between the couple until the tragedy hit the Bepoase community at Awudua.

No one has a clue yet as to why Abugri committed the heinous murder as people in the town continue to discuss what might have led to the cold-blood incident.

Meanwhile, crime investigators at Prestea have began work to unravel the full details of the case.

Briefing The Ghanaian Times yesterday, the Prestea District Crime Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Emmanuel Nwinsori, said, that about 8.20 am on Wednesday, February 1, the assembly woman for Awudua, Helina Ansah, reported the case to the police.

He said, at about 1.30 am on Tuesday, January 31, Johnson stabbed Lydia to death with a  knife  and attempted suicide but,  his  attempt failed, as he was arrested by the community watchdog at Awudua  and whisked  to the Tarkwa Government Hospital and placed  under police guard.

He said, the police went to the scene and retrieved the body of the deceased in their room and deposited it at the Tarkwa Government Hospital mortuary, awaiting post mortem.

The suspect, ASP Nwinsori explained, stabbed his wife three times with a knife in the neck, adding that the couple had four children including a lactating baby.

“For now, we have not obtained a statement from the suspect as he is in a critical condition,” he told The Ghanaian Times, stating that, investigations continue.

From Clement Adzei Boye, Takoradi

 

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