THE 22-year-old suspect, Isaac Larbi, who allegedly killed his ‘wife’ at Onakwase in the Ayensuano District of the Eastern Region, has confessed to the police that the ghost of his wife is haunting him.
The suspect was grabbed and detained by the Kwabenya Police in Accra together with his accomplice, Nii Benjamin, 23, for stealing a motorbike at Onakwase.
The suspect while under interrogation confessed that he had killed his wife, Akosua Abigail, aged 20, during a misunderstanding that ensued and had dumped the body at a place near Onakwase about three weeks ago, and that the spirit of the deceased is haunting him.
The acting Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command, Sgt. Francis Gomado, who confirmed the incident on radio narrated that “after receiving the horrified news, police organised and proceeded to Onakwase in the company of the suspect to identify the location of where he allegedly dumped the body.”
He said “upon reaching the town, irate youth mobilised and threatened to take their revenge on the suspect. The situation thereby compelled police to retreat with the suspect without visiting the scene to enable them to prepare adequately to visit the location where the body of the deceased was allegedly dumped for the necessary procedure to be taken.”
The police spokesman explained that the Coaltar Police went for the suspects the next day at about 5:45 pm and brought them to Kraboa for investigation together with the stolen motorbike.
The deceased, Abigail Larbi, left home with her two children including a two-year-old baby, to stay with her mother at Kofi Pare – a nearby community after a misunderstanding ensued between the cohabitating couple.
Three weeks later, Isaac Larbi lured his ‘wife’ to board a motorbike he took to the community under the pretence of hanging out with her and the young woman was never seen again.
Samuel Otu Larbi, a former assembly member, narrated that “three weeks ago, the lady went missing but within the same period, the suspect took someone’s motorbike and rode to Accra. So investigation led to the arrest of the guy (Benjamin) who gave his motorbike to him.”
The assemblyman said Benjamin told the police that the suspect asked him to bring his bag to him. And the police accompanied him to arrest the suspect at Madina in Accra.
“The suspect was tight-lipped until his uncle went to the police cell to speak to him before he divulged the information. So the uncle left the police cells and went to where the body was dumped to verify before informing the police,” the assemblyman said.
FROM Daniel Bampoe, Koforidua