Man Who Shot Wife To Death AndBolted Arrested

The man who bolted after killing his wife
at Ewusiejo in the Ahanta West District in
the Western Region has been arrested. Jerry Essoh, 35, escaped after allegedly
shooting his wife to death because she
had asked him to legalise their
‘marriage’ of 15 years by going to
pay her bride price. The suspect’s father, Raymond Essoh,
and his uncle, Edward Sam, who owns
the gun used to carry out the dastardly
act, have also been arrested to assist in
investigations. Speaking to the Daily Graphic, the Agona
Nkwanta District Police Commander,
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP)
Mr Samuel Osei, said members of the
community went on a man-hunt for the
principal suspect soon after news broke about the heinous murder. He said the suspect was arrested in the
bush later in the evening and handed
over to the police. Mr Osei commended the chiefs and
people of Ewusiejo for their support.
Background Essoh last Monday reportedly shot and
killed his wife for asking him to perform
the marriage rites to legalise their 15-
year-old marriage. The marriage, which produced eight
children, had the deceased, Janet
Yankeh, as the sole breadwinner of the
family. Currently, the eight children are in the
custody of their grandmother. Janet, had asked him to perform the
marriage rites or she would leave the
matrimonial home. Source: Daily Graphic

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