A 49-year farmer, who reportedly murdered the sister-in-law following a dispute over mushroom, has been arrested and detained by the Juaso police in the Ashanti Region.
Justice Addo is said to have committed the crime at Tokwai-Odumase, near Banka in the Asante-Akim South Municipality on 6th October.
Narrating how the incident happened Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Andrew Anyani, the District Commander, said the suspect’s wife, Akosua Koo, had returned from the farm at about 1500 hours and gifted some mushroom, she brought to the deceased – her sibling.
The suspect, unhappy with his wife’s spouse’s gesture, later angrily approached the sister-in-law and asked that she returned the mushroom, which she was then washing to prepare a meal, however she declined.
The argument got heated and a fierce struggle ensued which attracted some neighbours, who tried to separate them.
DSP Anyani said in the scuffle, the suspect was alleged to have violently pushed the deceased, Adwoa Latebea, to the ground.
She complained of bodily pains and was taken to the community clinic where she was treated and discharged that same day.
But her condition deteriorated the next day, rushed to the Juaso District Hospital and she died shortly on admission.
Addo, took to his heels leaving the community after incident but luck eluded him when he was arrested through the assistance of the assembly member, Mr. Newton Gyekye, and handed over to the police.
DSP Anyani said the suspect would soon be arraigned on a provisional charge of murder.