New Edubiase Police in the Ashanti Region have mounted an intensive manhunt for a 29 year old man who allegedly subjected his pregnant wife to severe beatings over GH¢6.00, resulting in her death at Adanse Nsuta.
Kwadwo Owusu was said to have ran amok, beaten his wife mercilessly and stamped the abdomen of the eight months pregnant Abena Manu several times. Abena Manu bled profusely and died later at the New Edubiase Hospital, where she was rushed to for treatment.
A police source at New Edubiase who confirmed the heinous act to The Ghanaian Times, said a report was made to the station on Friday and a search intensified for the capture of Owusu.
The source did not give any further details as the case was still being investigated.
Neighbours however told The Ghanaian Times that Owusu had gone to marry another woman, moved from their home and abandoned Abena to her fate.
According to the neighbours, Abena’s problems begun when Owusu asked her to abort the pregnancy but refused to do so.
The sources said for the past three months, Owusu had been quarreling with Abena over money for antenatal care, telling her she could take the pregnancy wherever she wanted to.
Last Friday, at about 3:30pm, the sources said Abena went to Owusu’s new home to demand money for food.
Owusu was said to have given her GH¢6.00 and asked her to bring back to him some change.
In the evening at about 7:30pm the sources said Owusu went to Abena and asked for the change. Abena was said to have responded that the money was too little and was not enough for the food she wanted to prepare, and that there was no change left.
That, the sources said, angered Owusu who dashed for a club and started flogging Abena with it.
Abena fell on the ground and Owusu allegedly stamped her abdomen several times until she started bleeding profusely.
Some neighbours rushed to the scene and Owusu realising the danger ahead, fled the town when Abena was being sent to the Hospital.
She was pronounced dead on arrival at the Hospital.
From Kingsley E. hope, Kumasi