Man strangles girlfriend for denying him sex

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A 40-year-old palm wine tapper at Samenye in the Jomoro District in

the Western Region has been arrested by the police for strangling his

girlfriend for refusing to have sex with him.

The suspect, Emu Kwao, was nearly lynched after the community found

out what he had done.

But for the timely intervention of the police,he would have been

handed instant justice.

Briefing the Daily Graphic,the Jomoro District Police Commander,

Superintendent of Police Mr John F. Dzineku, said Kwao had confessed

to theact and told the police that he deserved to be punished.

Mr Dzineku said Kwao had been in a relationship with the victim for

the past two years.

He said preliminary police investigations indicated that the suspect

retired tobed with the girlfriend on a rainy night on Wednesday and

demanded to have sex with her.

The woman, according to the police commander, refused to have sex with

Kwao on the pretext that her 16-year-old son, who had come on a visit,

was sleeping in the next room.

She was said to have told Kwao that it was morally wrong to have

anything to do with him, since her son was sleeping in a room next to


Mr Dzineku said Kwao did not take kindly to the response and, in an

attempt to have his way, he held the woman's neck to the ground until

she suddenly dropped dead.

Kwao is currently in police custody helping in investigations, while

the body of the deceased has been deposited at the Half-Assini

Government Hospital for autopsy.

Credit: Graphic Online

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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