Man b£ats girlfriend to death over Ghc 15 at Tafo Pankrono, Kumasi
A 30-year-old man has b€aten his girlfriend to death following a misunderstanding over $2.6 (GHc15).
Police in a town of Tafo Pankrono in Ghana’s Ashanti region told a court that the suspect Ebenezer Korang gave $32 (GHC 185) to his girlfriend, Abigail Adoma, for safekeeping.
When Korang asked the deceased to return the money at a meeting point in town, Abigail instead asked him to come over to her house for the money.
Police said when Korang eventually got home to retrieve the money from the victim, she gave out only $29 (GHC 170) instead of the $32 (GHC 185).
An argument ensued between the two lovers due to the inability of Abigail to return the remaining $2.6 dollars (GHC 15).
The suspect then allegedly hit his lover who fell on a cement block machine and c0llapsed. She was pronounced d€ad upon reaching the hospital.
Ebenezer Korang 30, a mason appeared in court over the crime and was remanded into custody.
A court Magistrate Court in Ghana’s Ashanti Region asked that Korang reappears before court on March 30, for a ruling.
This incident adds to spate of d€aths of women in the hands of their partners in Ghana in recent weeks.
There has been a public uproar in Ghana over this; with two women dy!ng in the hands of their abusive male partners within 48 hours this month.
In the first case, an Accra based business executive was arrested after allegedly [email protected] the wife, leading to her death.
The second case involves a local area manager of the country’s Youth Employment Agency who has also been arrested after b€ating his girlfriend to death.
Statistics from the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit shows that Ghana records over 3,000 cases of assaułt annually.
Ghana’s Ministry of Gender and Social Protection has launched an app and a service provision centre to support victims of domestic violence.