Breaking: Jealous husband butchers wife to death and hangs himself


A man believe to be in his late 40’s known as Thomas Kontoh is alleged to have butchered his wife who is also believed to be in her early 40’s and known as Lydia Amponsah at a community known as Gbetsile soldier line in the Kpone Katamanso Municipality.

The man is alleged to have committed suicide by hanging after committing the serious crime on Tuesday dawn.

The man in his anger butchered the late Lydia Amponsah thereby cutting off both ears and inflicting series of machete wounds on her and cutting open her mouth.

According to a niece of the deceased, Michaela Okata who witnessed the incident, narrated to that the incident happened around 1:30 am tuesday.

According to her, “ we were in the room when my aunties husband now deceased came into our room and suddenly picked a quarrel with my auntie and suddenly he pulled out a machete and started hacking my auntie.

I started shouting for help but nobody came to my rescue so I had to run several kilometers as the man was chasing me because I was there when he was butchering my auntie.” She narrated.

Some persons who were interviewed at the scene also mentioned that there had been some confusion between the two in recent times.

However, it is not clear what might have triggered the latest incident.

As of the time of filing this report, the Atadeka Zenu police have been at the scene trying to ensure evidence is not compromised awaiting a police van to convey the bodies while investigation commences into the incident.

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