A woman identified as Rebecca Lamptey has allegedly hit the head of her husband Michael Opey Lamptey whom she has been married to for 20 years with a flat grinding stone, while he was asleep, leading to his death.
Lamptey, 52, reportedly died yesterday in their four-bedroom apartment in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
The police have since picked up the suspect, Madam Lamptey, 45, suspected to be having some mental challenges.
According to an online report, the Eastern Regional Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ebenezer Tetteh, said the case was reported by a brother of the deceased, who was in the house at the time of the incident.
According to him, the brother, Mr Ebenezer Opey Teye, reported to the station at about 5:30 p.m. last Thursday that Rebecca had used a flat grinding stone to hit the head of her husband “grievously harming him to death”.
“After hitting him, she was heard calling a relative that she has killed the man, so the man’s brother who overheard her, sneaked out of the house quietly to report,” DSP Tetteh recounted.
After the report, the police proceeded to the scene to ascertain the veracity of the matter.
“We inspected the body and found out that the deceased was lying in a pool of blood severely injured in the head with the face completely deformed,” he stated.
The body has since been deposited at the St Joseph’s Hospital in Koforidua for preservation and autopsy.
Meanwhile, the stone used in the alleged killing has been retrieved and retained at the Eastern Regional Police Command as exhibit.
Mr Kakutey indicated that the suspect operated a shop in front of the house.