Palm wine tapper remanded for killing wife, son

The 46-year-old palm wine tapper, Kwame  Acheampong, who allegedly murdered his pregnant wife and son, was yesterday remanded into police custody by a magistrate court at Goaso, in the Ahafo Region.

Police Chief Inspector Daniel Tawiah, prayed the court, presided over by Mr  Kwaku Tawiah for adjournment to enable the police to conclude investigations.

The court, therefore, adjourned the case to July 16.

The suspect, who lived with the wife, Akua Safia, and one-year-old son, Kwabena Aseidu, at Kokofu before the incident, was charged with conspiracy to commit crime and murder.

The police, he indicated received a distress call from one Kwame Kusi that the suspect, Kwame Acheampong, had killed his wife and son with a knife.

Chief Insp Tawiah   told the court that when the police went to the crime scene, they found the wife with multiple cuts on the body lying in a pool of blood, and the son’s throat slashed.

The police at Goaso arrested the palm wine tapper for allegedly killing his pregnant wife and son.

Acheampong, who according to residents have been accusing his wife of infidelity, stabbed the woman multiple times, during a confrontation that ensued between them, and slashed the son with the knife.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Richard Hornuvo, Goaso District Police Commander, confirmed the incident to the Ghanaian Times.

The Police Commander said it was unclear what brought about the confrontation between Mr Acheampong and his wife, which lead to the crime, and that the police were investigating the matter.

ASP Hornuvo said the suspect, who was attacked and beaten by residents of the community, was receiving treatment at the Goaso Government Hospital under police guard, and the bodies of the deceased have been also deposited at the same health facility for autopsy.


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