Cocoa farmer kills wife during an argument


Cocoa farmer kills wife during an argument

The police have arrested a cocoa farmer named Egya Ata from Wiredukrom, a farming community in the Mpohor District of the Western Region. He is accused of killing his wife during an early morning argument last Tuesday. Egya Ata, who is 38 years old, is currently in police custody.

According to reports, three of their children, aged between one and five years, witnessed the incident, which occurred around 6 a.m.

After the alleged crime, Egya Ata hurriedly went to his brother’s house with blood stains on his shirt. He claimed that his wife, Ama Gifty, had attacked him.

The brother went to the scene and discovered the lifeless body of the wife on the ground.

Nana Promise Essilfie, the Nkosuohene of Wiredukrom, revealed to Graphic Online’s Dotsey Koblah Aklorbortu that the deceased and the husband had been living together but were not officially married, despite having three children.

On Tuesday morning, Ama, who worked as a food vendor, explained that she couldn’t prepare breakfast for the family because she was running late to go to the nearby Kojokrom Market to buy food ingredients for her business. Instead, she went out to buy porridge (koko) for the children at around 6:30 a.m.

Upon returning home with the porridge, a scuffle allegedly broke out between Ama and Ata in their room. Ata reportedly prevented her from leaving the room.

Nana Essilfie informed Graphic Online that after allegedly killing his wife, Ata went to his brother’s house in a nearby community with his bloodstained shirt and claimed that his wife had attacked him.

The brother rushed to Ata’s residence and found Ama’s lifeless body, with her children sitting beside her, calling out her name and crying.

The brother then confronted Ata, only to discover that he had burned his bloodstained shirt and changed into one of his brother’s shirts before leaving the house.

After several hours, Ata returned to his brother’s house in the evening and offered his cocoa farm to his brother to manage, in exchange for help in escaping.

The brother pretended to be interested and secretly informed the police.
As a result, Ata was subsequently arrested and placed in custody for further investigations.

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