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05.03.2009 Tragedy

Woman Stabs Sister To Death

By Daily Guide

AN ORDINARY domestic quarrel that ensued between two sisters on Saturday at Biakpa-Vane in the Ho Municipality turned bloody, leading to the sudden death of 26 year-old Mawufemor Afi Asante.

Confirming the story to DAILY GUIDE, the Anyirawasi District Commander of the Ghana Police Service, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Stephen Kofi Ahiatafu, said at about 4.30pm on Saturday, the suspect, Mawutor Afi Asante, who is the direct elder sister of the deceased went to eat a meal prepared by the deceased.

The deceased just like in any petty squabble between siblings, accused the suspect of been a lazy person who always waited for someone to cook for her to eat; an accusation that led to an argument between the two.

According to ASP Ahiatafu, in the midst of the quarrel, the accused went ahead and took the food, sat down to eat and even fed some to her two and half year old baby.

In a heated argument, the suspect threw a kitchen knife at the deceased which hit her lower right armpit, causing her to bleed profusely. She was rushed to the Volta Regional Hospital at Ho but died on the way.

The suspect is currently in the grips of the Anyirawasi Police whiles the body of the deceased has been deposited at the Anfoega Hospital pending autopsy.

The father of the deceased and the suspect, Ernest Komla Agbesi told DAILY GUIDE that the suspect is quick-tempered and always indulges in petty quarrels with her younger sister. He however added that such petty quarrels always ended and the two continued with their relationship as sisters and regretted that this rather ended in a tragedy.

Meanwhile, DAILY GUIDE's investigations have revealed that despite the high crime rate in the area under its jurisdiction, the Anyirawasi Police currently has no vehicle to combat it.

The only vehicle available to the district is a Peugeot 307 which breaks down on a weekly basis. As a result of this, the car cannot withstand the workload that comes in everyday.

Residents said that it took the police a long time to respond to crime when they were called upon, a situation they observed is as a result of the inadequate logistics especially with regards to transportation.

A resident, William Fio Mensah recalled that he once witnessed an armed robbery and when he called the police it took them hours to arrive with the excuse that their vehicle had broken down on the way.

He was of the view that the district which was the longest in stretch geographically and one of the crime prone areas in the region should have being equipped with the needed logistics to fight crime.

A deep throat source at the regional headquarters told DAILY GUIDE that when some Nissan Pick-ups were recently distributed to the various district commands, he was surprised to see some districts which were already equipped with new vehicles being given extra ones “when others do not have at all”.

From Wise Donkor, Biakpa-Vane, V/R