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06.06.2007 Disaster

Sex-starved man kills in-laws

By D. Graphic

A sex starved father of four is said to have gone berserk and gunned down his father-in-law and his brother-in-law and taken his own life in a horrendous story at Akyem Achiase near Oda.

Neighbors of the couple said the 46 year old farmer and palm wine taper, Yaw Awuakye Tunuso had claimed before the action that his father-in-law, 56-year-old Opanin Kofi Baah and his brother-in-law, Samuel Baah, 31, had failed to persuade his wife, Madam Leticia Fosuaa out of her decision not have sexual intercourse with him, because she did not want to have any more children.

The couple have five children, four of whom are alive. The oldest is 20, while the last born in 4 years old.

The Akyem Swedru District Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Paul Aduhene said at dawn last Monday, residents of the house in which Awuakye was staying heard a gun shot in his bedroom.

He said when the neighbors rushed to the scene, they realized that the man had blown off his head with a single barreled gun while sitting in the sofa.

According to DSP Aduhene, the people's rushed to the police station and reported the matter, after which the police went there to begin investigations.

He said in the morning, the unsuspecting neighbors sent messengers to go and inform the deceased's father-in-law, Samuel at Kyereso cottage, a distance of about 12 kilometres from Achiase where the three deceased persons had been taping palm wine to distil akpeteshie.

DSP Aduhene said when the messengers reached the cottage, they discovered to their disgust that the maggot infested and bullet riddled bodies of the two men were lying at different locations on the compound.

He said the messengers rushed back to Achiase to report what they had seen to the police, who went there on Tuesday to conduct further investigations and also convey the decomposing bodies to the Oda Government Hospital for post mortem examination.

DSP Aduhene stated that while the police were interrogating Awuakye's wife, Madam Fosuaa, also known as Adwoa Fosuaa, 41, if there had been any problem between them before her husband committed suicide, the woman who did not know her husband was dead suddenly collapsed and was rushed to the Achiase Health Centre where she was revived and sent to the Oda Government Hospital and admitted until yesterday.

He said Fosuaa learnt that her father and her younger brother had also been murdered after she had been discharged from hospital.

Meanwhile, the police have retrieved the single barreled gun which Awuakye used to kill himself and the two other men.