Chronic Abuser Kills Wife
One Inusah Yakubu, a resident of Tensungo, a suburb of Bawku in the Upper East Region, has allegedly beaten his 30 year old wife, Hamida Abdullai to death. According to a source close to the family, a quarrel ensued between the couple last Thursday, which resulted in the husband beating the wife into unconsciousness, as a result of which she was rushed to the Bawku Hospital, where she died.The father of the deceased, Mr. Abdullai Khasim, told our source that Inusah Yakubu, who has since gone into hiding, has persistently been beating his wife, compelling her to sometimes run away to her family house. According to some residents of Tensungo, during the latest incident, they heard the cry of the woman but felt reluctant to go to her rescue, because they were fed up with the continuous beating of the wife by the man. They said anytime they rescued the woman and advised the man to stop his barbaric act, he would not listen to them. The neighbours only went to the scene when the wailing and screaming of the woman increased and heightened, but their presence was rather too late. According to some residents, the cause of the scuffle was the man’s alleged accusation that the wife had stolen his money. The body of the deceased has since been deposited at the morgue of the Regional Hospital in Bolgatange. The couple has been married for eleven years and has 4 children. The police in Bawku have confirmed the murder and said they suspect foul play.