A 35-YEAR-old woman ignited tension in Trabuom, a community in the Atwima Kwanwoma District of the Ashanti Region after she allegedly killed her ex-husband during a fight over GH¢1,500 on Tuesday.
Martha Adwoa Ode, who reportedly stabbed her former husband to death, is currently in the custody of the Asokwa District Police Command in Kumasi to face the law.
The police have begun investigations into the circumstances leading to the callous act.
Both of them were said to be strangers in the community.
Briefing journalists, the Asokwa Divisional Police Commander, Rev. Superintendent Dr. Nana Nyamekye Adane-Ameyaw said the suspect separated from the victim (name unknown for now) about six months ago after two years of marriage.
DAILY GUIDE gathered that prior to their separation, the victim had taken a loan of GH¢1,500 from the suspect to rent an accommodation, but failed to repay.
Later, the man went in for another woman in the village; a conduct which infuriated the suspect after a friend of hers informed her about it.
According to the police, incensed about the development, Ode who was in Mankranso, the district capital of Ahafo-Ano South that fateful day, rushed to Trabuom where she found the deceased and the new woman.
A quarrel ensued between the two women and in the victim’s attempt to separate them, Adwoa Ode demanded her money but before he could respond, she allegedly stabbed him in the ribs forcing his intestines out.
The man was rushed to the Emergency Unit of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi but was pronounced dead moments later.
In another development, a man believed to be in his 40s was knocked down by a speeding mini passenger bus registered AS 5724 – 09 at about 9:00am at Agona on the Kumasi-Mampong road on Wednesday.
Fright gripped eyewitnesses for minutes as none of them had the courage to immediately attend to him while he lay motionlessly on the ground.
The victim, whose left leg was seriously fractured, was rushed to the Agona SDA Hospital for medical attention. It was, however, not certain if he would survive the tragedy.
The victim, whose identity could not be immediately known, had alighted from a Mercedes Benz Sprinter passenger bus and was attempting to cross the road when the vehicle hit him.
The suspected driver was taken to the Agona Police Station.