Farmer kills wife, commits suicide

A 53-year-old farmer has committed suicide after shooting his wife at Kakrom, in the Dorma West District in the Bono Region.

According to reports, Mr. Agya Yaw Simon had a misunderstanding with her wife, Patricia Tuah, lost her temper in the process and shot her on their farm. After sensing danger of been arrested and sent to prison, he shot himself.

The Bono Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Chief Inspector Augustin Kingsley Oppong, who confirmed the incident said the Police had the information about the 5pm last Tuesday about a murder and proceeded to the scene, where they found two dead bodies.

Crime Scene

Chief Inspector Oppong said initial investigations indicated that on the said day, Madam Tuah, also known as Auntie Akosua, and a relative of hers, Mary Pokuaa, had gone to the farm, with Agya Simon following up later.

After some time, Pokuaa rushed back to the community to inform Tuah’s brother, Andrews Asare, and the assembly member for the community, Agyemang Yeboah, that Agya Simon had murdered Tuah on the farm.

A report was made at the police station and the police proceeded to the farm, which belongs to Tuah.

On the farm, the police found Tuah’s lifeless body lying in a pool of blood, with a broken right leg and blood oozing from the nose and ears, while a stick lay beside her.

About 100 metres away from where she was found, Agya Simon’s body was also found lying in a supine position, with part of his head blown off and blood oozing from his wounds.

Between his legs was a single-barrelled gun and an empty cartridge.

The bodies have since been conveyed to the Presbyterian Hospital in Dormaa Ahenkro for preservation and autopsy.

Neighbours

Chief Inspector Oppong said as part of the investigations, the police followed up to the community, where some neighbours said Tuah, who had six children from her previous marriage, had been living with Agya Simon for some time now.

The two had no child between them.

As is the case with many couples, the pair often had some misunderstandings, and the people believed it was one such misunderstanding that had escalated, leading to the unfortunate incident.