Farmer remanded for threatening to kill ex-lover

A District Magistrate Court in Enchi has remanded into police custody, a 34 year-old farmer for allegedly threatening to kill his ex-lover on four separate occasions.


Kwaw Kwadu pleaded not guilty to causing unlawful damage and threat of death.


Detective Sergeant, Joseph Kwadwo Agyare, told the Court, presided  by Mr Eric Baah Boateng, that the complainant, in the case Regina Abeka is a farmer and ex-lover of the accused.


He said a month ago, the  accused, who resided in the same house with the complainant at Kwahu, near Enchi, proposed love to her, and she accepted, but a week later, the complainant’s mother saw the two and advised her daughter to quit the relationship as they were relatives.


The prosecutor said Regina broke the news to the accused, who became offended and threatened to kill the complainant if she ended the relationship.


He said Kwadu seized the complainant’s belongings a couple of times, and witnesses intervened, and he released the items to her.


Detective Sgt Agyare said, the persistent threats from Kwadu compelled the complainant to seek refuge at a cottage.


On July 18, 2018, the prosecution said the complainant’s brother Kweku Abeka and a witness in the case, who had gone to the farm cottage on return to Kwahu heard of the challenges his sister was encountering, sent for her to live with him so that he could take care of her two children.


Detective Sgt Agyare said on Monday, July 23, this year, at about 1930 hours,the accused visited the complainant, and pleaded with her to spend the night with him, of which she responded in the affirmative.


The prosecution said the next day at about 3:30 am, while the complainant was asleep with the brother and her two children, they saw smoke coming into their room.


Detective Sgt Agyare told the court that they forced the door open and realised that someone had set the door ablaze.


He said at the same day, a local information center at Kwahu announced that a house was gutted with fire and therefore needed assistance from individuals within the community.


Detective Sgt Agyare said the complainant, who suspected the accused, reported the incident to the Omanpe police, and he was apprehended. – GNA

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