A 26 year-old farmer on Monday allegedly stabbed her suspected rival to death at Tarkwa Banso in the Western Region.
Martha Amprofi, who is married for more than 10 years with three children, felt the deceased identified as Twadu Armah, a 30-year-old small scale miner who hails from Yaabea near Agona Nkwanta was threatening her marriage.
The body has since been deposited at the Tarkwa Government Hospital awaiting autopsy.
Confirming the story to the Ghana News Agency, Chief Superintendent Ernest Kuukure Maayeb, Tarkwa Nsueam Municipal Police Commander, said the frequent visit of Mr Anthony Afari, the husband of the suspect to his elder brother’s house where Twadu lived was misconstrued by Martha as a ploy by her spouse to flirt.
He said Martha followed the husband to his brother’s house where she fought with her suspected rival.
Superintendent Maayeb said Mr Afari who was not pleased with the conduct of her wife went home and beat her up.
This infuriated Martha who proceeded to Twadu’s home where she took a knife from the kitchen and stabbed the deceased.
He said the suspect fled from the crime scene and reported herself to the police.