Wife arrested for slashing husband leaving him battling for life

Police in the Central Region has arrested a woman for inflicting cutlass wounds on her husband.

Mary Quaye, popularly known as Obaa Yaa, slashed her husband multiple times with the machete after hitting her with a piece of wood during an altercation.

Abraham Acquah, the suspect’s husband, sustained deep cuts on his neck, leg, jaw, and shoulder.

The victim was rushed to the Agona Swedru Government Hospital, where he is currently receiving treatment.

In recent times, there have been several reported cases of domestic violence, in some cases resulting in the death of a partner.

In March this year, a Level 300 student of the Evangelical Presbyterian University College lost her life following an alleged assault on her by her boyfriend, Kumar Philip Caesar, 31, also a student.

In a similar incident, a  27-year-old man also attempted to commit suicide after allegedly murdering his 25-year-old lover in Ho.

The deceased, Harriet Ahiati, was killed after a fight broke out between her and the suspect, Anthony Dordoye, following allegations of cheating by the latter.

Early in March this year, a man described as a business executive allegedly beat his wife to death in Accra.

The suspect, Prince Charles Dedjoe, has been charged with the murder of his wife, Mrs Lilian Dedjoe.

According to the prosecution, the marriage between Dedjoe and Lilian had been on the rocks, a situation that led to numerous instances of misunderstanding between them.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Eva Gidiglo, said on March 1, this year, Dedjoe assaulted his wife, which resulted in her sustaining varying degrees of injury, after which she sought treatment at the Madina Polyclinic.

“When Lilian returned home, her condition deteriorated. On March 6, she went into a coma and was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival,” she said.

As if these cases in March were not enough, the Ketu Divisional Police arrested a 38-year-old man for allegedly brutalizing his wife, Beatrice Logosu, 34, resulting in her death.

The suspect, Gali Galo, was nabbed after he secretly sent the victim’s body for preservation at the mortuary of the Hosanna Clinic at Agbozume.

The police also arrested the mortuary attendant, William Gbeke, 36, for complicity in the crime.

The police say their attention was drawn to the incident after neighbours reported the matter.

Officers at the morgue inspected the body and discovered severe bruises and contusions on the body, with blood oozing from a broken jaw.

“The victim’s neck appeared broken, suggesting a possible case of strangulation,” the police said.


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