E/R: Man kills sister-in-law
A 45-year-old hunter, Kodjovi, has shot and killed his wife’s sister, Ama Kromaa, at Akyem Akroso in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
The incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday May 24.
Kofi Addo, a brother of the deceased, narrated to Chief Jerry Forson on the Ghana Yensom programme on Accra100.5FM on Wednesday that Kojovi had actually wanted to kill his own wife over a disagreement, but shot her sister when she attempted to protect his wife from harm.
He said: “For some time, the man had issues with the wife, the issues that happen in every marriage, and so some of us did not want to interfere. Lately we observed that he had been warning that very soon he would kill somebody, but we didn’t know it was targeted at his wife.
“Yesterday, Tuesday, he went to buy some cartridges but again we did not imagine for once that he was going to harm or kill somebody with it, because he is a hunter.
“Just this Wednesday dawn, my sister called me and said the man had pointed a gun at her threatening to take her life for preventing him from dealing with his wife, who is also our sister. So as I was talking on the phone with my sister, I heard a loud a gunshot with my sister shouting that the man had killed her. Our sister, the man’s wife, was not hurt in the process. When I rushed to the scene, I realised that she was lying dead in a pool of blood. The man had shot her in the stomach, the intestines had gushed out.
“The police arrived later to take pictures of the scene to start investigations, but the man has fled the community. We don’t know his whereabouts now.”