Man murders wife, dumps body in pond

Sumaiya Salifu Saeed/ Samuel Akumatey

Sokode Bagble (VR), July 13, GNA – Joshua
Ababaio, a coconut seller in Sokode Bagble in the Ho Municipality has been
arrested for allegedly murdering his wife and dumping the body in a pond.

Madam Mercy Nfodjoh, mother of the deceased,
told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that, the deceased, Esther Amoasi, 25, lived
with her in Sokode Bagble with her three children aged between two and six.

She said on the evening of Friday July 7,
2017, Esther went for a wake keeping in the community and did not return.

Madam Nfodjoh said at about 0400 hours on
Saturday, she went to Joshua’s house in search of her daughter only to meet his
landlady complaining about how Ababaio allegedly borrowed an amount of GH¢15.00
from her at around 0200 hours to pay a taxi driver.

The mother of the deceased said she later
received a call at about 0800 hours informing her that Esther’s body had been
discovered floating in a pond at a sand winning site at the outskirts of the

Madam Nfodjoh said the youth of the town were
alerted and with the Police retrieved the body.

She said Joshua called her later in the
afternoon to ask for forgiveness, claiming he paid GH¢470.00 to two other
persons; Lucky Kumah, and Ben to murder the deceased with a club.

Joshua told her that Lucky was the one who
told him about Esther’s alleged infidelity which led to the murder plot.

Joshua was arrested on Sunday at Wodome near
Kpetoe by the Togolese police and handed over to personnel of the Ho Municipal

His accomplices had also been arrested.

The Police confirmed the incident and said the
body of the deceased had since been deposited at the Ho Municipal Mortuary
pending autopsy.

They also said the three accused persons were
in custody, with investigations ongoing.


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