Farmer remanded for murdering girlfriend

Kwame Badu was charged with murder contrary to section 46 of Act 29/60 and would reappear on July 31, 2015.

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The Akim Swedru Circuit Court has remanded into prison custody a 43-year-old farmer who allegedly slashed his girlfriend with a cutlass leading to her death.

Briefing the court presided over by Mr Emmanuel Plange Brew, Chief Inspector Fabbian Sallah said; Kwame Badu the accused comes from Gomoa Lome but lives at Bomoden village near Akim Aprade with Madam Abena Dua, 46, the deceased.

On July 15 at about 0820 hours, Mr Yaw Foh, a witness in the case reported to the Akim Aprade Police that, during the night of July 14, this year, a misunderstanding ensued between the accused and the deceased and in the process, Badu slashed the deceased on her right upper temple with a cutlass.

According to the prosecution, the police went to the scene and conveyed the corpse to the Akim Oda Government Hospital for autopsy.

The accused was later arrested from his hide out.

–Source: GNA

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