Kumasi: Pregnant Woman Who Was Stabbed By Boyfriend Is Dead
5/5/2012 9:45:42 AM -
Yaa Foriwaa, the 26-year-old woman who was stabbed by her boyfriend in the abdomen at Sepe Tempom, a Kumasi suburb last Wednesday has died at the recovery ward of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
Foriwaa died around 6pm Thursday.
Two daughters of the deceased, Ama Francisca, one-and-half-year-old, and Abena Adwubi, 4, died Wednesday when their father, Kwadwo Yeboah, allegedly locked them in their room in a compound house at Sepe Timpom and stabbed them in turns in the abdomen with a sharp knife .
While the two children died hours after their attack, their mother, Foriwaa initially survived the ordeal nine hours after their attack and was rushed to the hospital.
A source at KATH told Graphic.com.gh that the deceased was first admitted to the recovery ward of the hospital before being sent to the theatre where a successful operation was carried out.
The source indicated that the condition of the deceased who was four-months pregnant was stabilized afterwards, a situation that caused the medical officers to move her to the recovery ward to monitor her condition.
At about 6:15 pm Thursday she died.
The death of Yaa Foriwaa and her two daughters has created a tensed situation at Sepe Timpoum and the youth have vowed to support the police to arrest and prosecute the suspect who is now on the run.
Kwadwo Yeboah, an ex-convict and the only son of his mother who is the prime suspect in the matter is said to be a drug addict who had been in a relationship with the deceased for five years.
Foriwaa’s mother, Madam Adwoa Manu, who was the first to appear on the scene, told graphic.com.gh that moments after she had entered the room where the atrocity had been carried out around 8 p.m., she felt that she was walking in a thick fluid, saying that since the room was dark, she put on her mobile phone, only to see the children lying on top of their mother.
“I gathered courage and removed the children, only to see their intestines hanging out of their stomachs. Alarmed, I shouted for help and attended to my daughter, who was still breathing,” she said.
Madam Manu said they rushed Foriwaa to KATH and alerted the police, who rushed in to pick the bodies to the KATH mortuary.
When asked if the suspect had been quarreling with her daughter in recent times, Madam Manu said the two had not been on good terms of late, saying she had warned the suspect not to step into the house again until he had formally married the victim.
She also said that she had just learnt from a neighbour that before attacking her daughter and her grandchildren, the suspect had confided in Foriwaa that they should poison the children to reduce the money they were expending on them.
The suspect, who attempted to hang himself afterwards with a sponge, sneaked from the compound house, giving the police the hectic task of tracing his whereabouts.