A 32-year old farmer, Yaw Boadi has been arrested by the police for allegedly murdering his 56-year old land lady, Madam Abena Fremah in cold blood at Akyem Osorase near Oda in the Eastern Region of Ghana. According to a report by Daily Graphic, Achiase District Police Commander, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Mr Ernest Kodjo Dokounon, said the deceased rented a single room apartment to Boadi for over one year. However, after expiry of the tenancy agreement, the deceased wanted to eject Boadi for stealing a mobile phone belonging to her daughter, a situation that brought a grudge between the two.
After exchanging words in anger, Boadi threatened to kill Madam Fremah so she reported the matter to her husband, Mr Joseph Dwamenah. As a result of fear for her life, Madam Fremah stayed with her husband at Osorase for four days. It was alleged that on the fifth day, she heard that her son who was a student at Agona Swedru School of Business had come home on holidays so she went to sleep in her house so that the following day, she would attend a funeral at Ada Foah.
She was however murdered by the tenant with a piece of red wood in her house and the body dragged to some cocoa trees in the compound with blood oozing from the mouth and nostrils.
According to the District Commander, police investigations revealed that Boadi murdered the woman in cold blood and took refuge in Osorase town so they arrested him. He has now confessed to killing the woman and begged for forgiveness.
ASP Dokuonon said Boadi would be prosecuted as soon as police completed their investigations. Meanwhile, the body of Madam Fremah has been deposited at the morgue of the Oda Government Hospital for autopsy.