Pregnant woman killed by ‘rival’
Emmanuel Kaba,40, uncle of Gladys, and Gloria Amena Kudamu,24, a housewife and a ‘rival’ of Gladys, have been remanded in police custody for further interrogation.
The Upper East Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Thomas Agbanyo, confirmed the arrest to The Mirror.
He said Gladys, who was four months pregnant, was found dead after she was stabbed in the stomach and her eyes gorged out with an implement suspected to be a knife.
The corpse has been deposited at the Navrongo Government Hospital pending autopsy.
According to ASP Agbanyo, Gloria was married to one Mr Maclean Boya of the Community Protection Unit and they had two children.
He said not long ago, there had been some misunderstanding between the couple, forcing Gloria to spend longer hours in Bolgatanga after work.
The Police PRO said as a result, Boya decided to go in for another woman and therefore befriended Gladys, who lived with her uncle, Emmanuel Kaba, at Pungu.
ASP Agbanyo said Gladys’ uncle, Kaba disapproved of the relationship between Boya and Gladys, as a result, Kaba always called Gloria and complained to her whenever Boya visited Gladys at Pungu.
According to ASP Agbanyo, on September 2, 2013 at about 8p.m., Boya once again visited Gladys at Pungu and they went to have some drink at a spot.
ASP Agbanyo said Kaba, on seeing Boya and Gladys, called Gloria on phone and informed her about her husband’s presence at Pungu.
The police said Kaba went and picked Gloria from her house in Nayagnia and encouraged her to deal with Gladys.
The police said both Kaba and Gloria, on reaching Pungu, ambushed Gladys, who was returning home after she had seen Boya off.
According to the PRO, Kaba and Gloria allegedly attacked and stabbed Gladys in the stomach and gorged out her eyes.
The police said Gloria allegedly phoned Boya and told him about the death of Gladys.
ASP Agbanyo said both Boya and Gloria admitted committing the crime upon their arrest.
By Benjamin Xorman Glover/ The Mirror/Ghana
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