A 46-year-old plumber has been arrested by the police for allegedly murdering his wife after accusing her of stealing GH¢200 at Bortiano near Weija in Accra.
Samuel Otoo,who had been married to Rita Otoo for the past four months, was reported to have hit the deceased’s head with a hammer during a scuffle.
He was said to have later locked the deceased unattended to in their room, left for work and later found her dead in the evening.
The Accra Regional Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Effia Tenge told The Ghanaian Times in Accra yesterday stating that the suspect is in custody of the police assisting in investigations.
She said on April 15, Otoo accused his wife of stealing his money, adding that during an argument with his wife he hit her head with a hammer and she became unconscious.
ASP Tenge said the suspect after committing the act left the woman in their room and left for work and when he returned to see his wife dead, he immediately took the body to a private funeral home for preservation and told them his wife died of blood pressure.
She said when the body was examined, there was blood oozing from the part of the head where the hammer hit.
ASP Tenge said the police received information about the crime and the suspect was arrested.
She said initial investigations revealed the couple married on December 24, 2016.
The PRO said during interrogation Otoo told the Police he placed his money in the room the previous night and realised it had been stolen the following day.
She said Otto accused his wife since they were the only two living in the room but she denied having taken the money and this resulted in a scuffle and Otoo used a hammer he uses for his plumbing work to kill his wife.
ASP Tenge said the suspect would be arraigned soon.