Sawla: Man ‘admits’ killing 25-year-old woman who refused to marry him


A 35-year-old man has been arrested by the police in connection with the death of his 25-year-old cousin.

The remains of Janet Ansaaku, 25 were found in a nearby bush at the outskirts of Vongbe, a community near Sawla in the Savannah Region.

Police intelligence led to the arrest of the suspect who admitted to committing the crime after the victim refused to marry him.

Acting Public Relations Officer of the Savannah Regional Police Command, Inspector Adjei Owusu who confirmed the incident to reporters said a case of murder is being investigated

“So we saw the victim lying dead. The body was deposited at Sawla Clinic and has been released [to her family] for burial. But the information received from an informant led police to the hideout of the suspect who was arrested and he is currently in police custody helping us with investigations”, the police spokesperson said.

Man kills self after failed attempts to murder ‘cheating’ girlfriend

A similar incident was reported on Wednesday after another man believed to be in his 30s shot himself dead after he shot his girlfriend, Melody Owusu, who he allegedly caught with another man.

The incident happened at Alavanyo Wududi in the Hohoe Municipality of the Volta Region, the Ghana Police Service said.

Residents say, Sampson Ataafi suspected the lady of cheating, and trailed her new boyfriend at about 1:00 am on Tuesday, May 25.

Witnesses say, Sampson Ataafi, upon realizing that his girlfriend was in the new boyfriend’s room, opened fire on the lady through a trap door.

After firing the gun, with the aim of killing the lady, Sampson shot himself and died in the process, thinking the lady had been killed.

Melody Owusu was rushed to Margret Marquart Catholic Hospital in Kpando for medical attention.

Kofi George, a resident who narrated the incident to Citi News said:

“I was told, the gentleman traced the girlfriend to the new boyfriend’s room. So he shot the girl through the trap door, but fortunately, the girl survived, but the bullet hit her on the left breast. The man thought the lady was dead, so he then reloaded the gun and shot himself, dying instantly.”

This is happening few months after a 53-year-old man was shot and killed in the same community during a disagreement over palm wine.

Similar stories have also been reported in the early part of 2021.

In March, residents of Ho were also thrown into a state of shock after a lady believed to be in her mid-twenties was found dead in a hotel room.

Reports indicated that Jay Dordorye, [26 years] the boyfriend of the deceased, reportedly inflicted knife wounds on Harriet Kafui Ahiati (deceased) and attempted to commit suicide.

26-year-old Jay Dordoye is said to have slit his girlfriend’s throat and tried hanging himself after the incident. After failing in hanging himself, he resorted to stabbing himself multiple times.

Later in April, one Prince Charles Dedjoe, a businessman, suspected of killing his wife was also arrested by the police.

The deceased’s father reported to police that a day before his daughter’s demise, she complained to him that she was severely assaulted by her husband, and that had led to the death of her daughter.


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