PRETORIA, May 21 (ANA) – A 45-year-old Ghanaian man from Twifu Mampong in the Twifo-Ati Morkwa District allegedly attacked his mother with a sword after blaming her for his infertility, local a local radio station, Kasapa FM, reported on Thursday.

The station news report said that the suspect and his wife had been married for some time and had been unable to conceive. Before this attack, it was said the man had threatened to behead his mother.

On the day of the incident, the man reportedly came home drunk and attacked his mother. The broadcaster said the woman was admitted to the Twifu Praso government hospital.

According to the Twifo Praso district police commander, Addai Boateng, the suspect was also admitted to hospital as he was injured when his younger brother intervened during the incident.

Wife murdered with cutlass

In a similar incident, a 60-year-old man in Gando near Nyanyema, a suburb at the Sawla-Tuna Kalba district, has been arrested for allegedly butchering his wife using a cutlass.

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The GhanaWeb reported that the suspect accused his deceased wife, 57, of cheating on him with another man. Her body, which he had disposed of, was found in a bush in a pool of blood.

Child’s ear cut off

In another matter in Ghana, a 55-year-old man from Obuom-Domeabra, near Weija, has been sentenced to two years for cutting off his 10-year-old son’s ear for allegedly stealing GH¢250, a little over R700.

GhanaWeb reported that the man pleaded guilty to two counts of using a weapon and causing harm.

“The judge prior to passing the sentence stated that the accused is a first offender and that he has shown remorse.

“The judge further stated that he wanted the punishment to serve as a deterrent to others,”  public relations officer of the Ghana police service,  Afia Tenge was quoted saying.

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Author: ANA Newswire