A 42-year-old man identified as Papa Gyabi has been arrested for allegedly killing his girlfriend with a hammer after he claims she denied him sex.
The incident happened in Shama-Kumasi in the Western region of Ghana in the early hours of Saturday, April 24.
It was gathered that the incident which occurred shortly after midnight started with a quarrel which later degenerated into a struggle between the suspect also known as the Landlord and the girlfriend identified as Rita
The deceased is a native of Daboase-Krobo in the Wassa East District visited Papa Gyabi at his residence at Shama-Kumasi.
They said later in the evening the two retired to Landlord’s room but at about 12:10am, a heated argument started between the two resulting into a struggle which appeared to have ended at about 1:00am.
At about 5:00am one of the residents who did not understand what all the commotion was about and the sudden quietness, curiously peeped through Papa Gyabi’s window and found the girlfriend lying motionless in a pool of blood. The eyewitness reported the incident to the Shama District Police.
Spokesperson of the police, DSP Olivia Ewurabena Adiku, who confirmed the incident, said the police proceeded to the scene and found the suspect’s room locked.
The police were left with no option than to force the door open, overpower Papa Gyabi and disarm and effect his arrest.
Upon opening the door, the body of the deceased was found lying in a pool of blood with the head smashed. There were also multiple deep wounds on the right wrist of the victim.