Man allegedly kills wife

The Ashanti Regional Police Command has commenced investigations into the circumstances leading to the death of a woman, following a shooting incident at Asuofia-Asamang in the Atwima-Nwabiagya District, in the Ashanti region.

Ama Vida, believed to be in her 30s, was reportedly gunned down by her estranged husband, Bashiru Kophie, on Monday, after she allegedly threatened to divorce the latter.

Bashiru allegedly shot the wife twice at close range, killing her instantly.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Godwin Ahianyo, the Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), told the Ghana News Agency (GNA), who confirmed the story, said Bashiru after committing the crime, fled to Daban, a suburb of Kumasi.

He said some neighbours and relatives of Vida, allegedly pursued Kophie to his hideout and subjected him to severe beatings.

ASP Ahianyo said information reaching the police indicated that Bashiru, believed to be in his 40s, who became weak following the assault on him, also died on Tuesday.

The bodies of Bashiru and Vida had since been deposited at the morgue for autopsy.- GNA

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