DCE’s Sister-In-Law Shot Dead Over GH¢350 Debt
The Eastern Region’s Kwahu Afram Plains South District’s District Chief Executive’s brother’s wife was shot to death by her debtor.
According to sources, the tragic event took place last Saturday when the creditor allegedly summoned the deceased woman, Akosua Esi, to his farm in the Kronteng-Krachi neighborhood of Iddrisu Akuraa to purchase yam.
According to the DCE, Evans Kyei Ntiri, who confirmed the incident, two people were shot and killed because of a GHC350 debt: his brother’s wife and a motorcyclist.
The DCE claimed that Akosua Esi, his brother’s wife, was a yam seller at Maame Krobo market. She typically purchases yams in large quantities from farmers in the surrounding towns, villages, and plains of Sekyere Afram.
He confirmed on radio that “my brother’s wife who is also my wife was a yam trader who buys yam from about 70% of the farmers in the Afram Plains area but according to my senior brother, the wife informed him about three weeks ago that one of her debtors had called her to come for yam, so she went with one guy who rides motor”.
However, he said “the debtor succeeded in his plans to get rid of Esi after they (the farmer and Esi) agreed to meet last Saturday and shot her and the motor rider to death instantly on their way to his farm”,
The DCE further stated that after the event, the police gathered information and detained the suspect, who admitted to perpetrating the crime when questioned by officers.
“The Inspector-General of police upon hearing the incident sent the Regional Police Commander and his team to the families of the deceased”, he said
In anticipation of an autopsy, the bodies of Akosua Esi and the motorcyclist, who is in his early 20s, have been left at the Donkorkrom Presbyterian hospital.
Meanwhile, the suspect is in custody assisting in investigation.