Spousal Killings On The Rise

The Anchor has observed a sudden surge in domestic violence where,in less than two weeks, three women, below age 30, have reportedly been gruesomely murdered, each in the Central, Greater Accra and Ashanti regions.

The three were killed in Dunkwa-Mfuom, Nungua and Adum respectively by either their boyfriends or husbands.

The latest occurred in the Central Region, just this Tuesday, May 2, 2023.

Even though this number is just what has been reported, it is raising more concern among the public, with many calling on the authorities to intensify the campaign for proper mental healthcare.

In the Dunkwa-Mfuom in the Upper Denkyira East Municipality incident, the 27-year-old suspect, whose name was given only as Dominic, allegedly murdered his girlfriend, Victoria Tetteh, 23, whom he suspected of cheating.

The jealous lover is said to have dated Victoria for about a year and they were battling misunderstandings.

Dominic reportedly had attempted to murder Victoria in the afternoon on the day of the incident, but she managed to calm him down, until12:00 hours when he struck.

He allegedly hit Victoria’s head with blocks repeatedly, which led to her death.

Prior to her death, the deceased woman contacted her elder sister upon sensing danger and rushed to her house for help.

Later, the suspect rushed to the sister’s house in search of his girlfriend, but the sister calmed him down, and later went out to contact her landlord to assist in the resolution process, thus leaving them behind in the house.

A few minutes after she left the suspect and the deceased woman, the sister met the deceased woman’s lifeless body lying in a pool of blood in front of the house, without the suspect.

The sister, together with the landlord, rushed to the Dunkwa Police Station to report the incident formally.

The suspect had already packed all items and equipment bought for his deceased lover from her room before the gruesome murder.

An eyewitness confirming the incident said the girlfriend had cheated on the boyfriend and that had led to the untimely death of the girl.

He said the suspect either drugged or poisoned his lover before murdering her because there was no noise or voice heard in the area until the sister met the lifeless body.

The suspect had invested hugely and sponsored the girlfriend while dating and the betrayal had led to the killing.

He said the suspect is an illegal miner and had left the site for months and upon hearing of the deceased lover’s alleged flirting actions, rushed to the house, which resulted in an argument between them.

The body has been deposited at the Dunkwa Hospital for examination, autopsy and preservation.

Nungua Case

In the second case, Eunice Amerh Narh, a 25-year-old nursing mother, was also murdered by her wedded husband, Isaac, after the two engaged in a brawl at Nungua, a suburb of Accra.

He also inflicted deep cutlass wounds on the deceased wife’s father, who had accompanied his daughter to serve the husband.

The suspect, who had tried to flee from the scene, was apprehended and beaten to a pulp. But for the timely intervention of the police, he would have been lynched.

Isaac,who has been remanded in police custody, is captured in a video, sighted by The Anchor, with a bandage wrapped around his head, leaving the court premises.

Heallegedly murdered the wife after inflicting several machete wounds on her, leading to her death on the spot. According to report, she had their last born at her back when the incident happened.

Father of the deceased Eunice, Ebenezer Dwomoh, who described the husband of his daughter as a “serial wife beater” narrated the incident to journalists on Tuesday, May 2.

He said his daughter had moved out of her matrimonial home due to constant abuse and physical assault on her by the husband.

But she managed to secure a summons letter from the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DVVSU) of the police and when she was presenting the letter to her husband, he got furious and allegedly murdered her.

“Eunice moved out of the house because she could no longer take the beatings, so this man decided to make life a living-hell for her. He will even come to our house and beat her,” Mr.Dwomoh reportedly said.

“He follows my daughter everywhere she goes and beats her until he finally killed her that fateful day,” he added.


Kumasi Incident

Lastly, at Adum in Kumasi, Ashanti Region, a law enforcer, Inspector Ahmed Twumasi, on Thursday, April 20, allegedly shot and killed one Victoria Dapaah, alias Maa Adwoa, believed to be his girlfriend.


The incident shocked many on social media, after many gave conflicting reasons why Inspector Twumasi, who is said to be married with children, killed his lover.

The suspect, who had absconded since the shooting incident, was arrested on Sunday, three clear days at Sekyere, near Effiduase in the Ashanti Region, as a result of a special police operation, which was launched.

He has since been remanded in police custody.

The suspect allegedly fired multiple shots to kill the 26-year-old woman.

He is said to have fired five times at close range, which resulted in the death of Victoria.

The Police Inspector, who is sometimes referred to as Sammy Darko, reportedly jumped into a rickshaw [a light two-wheeled passenger vehicle – commonly referred to as Pragya in Ghana] and bolted.

The incident happened around 10pm on Thursday night [April 20, 2023] around Dufie Towers, behind Aseda House.

Victoria, said to be a mother of one, was rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

According to eyewitnesses, the man was seen chatting with his deceased lover before shooting her at close range.

“After the first two shots, she was pleading with the guy to stop and he added three more shots before jumping into the rickshaw to run away.

“Because he was holding a gun, we could not attempt to arrest him,” said the eyewitnesses.


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