A 49-year farmer, reported to have murdered the sister-in-law following a dispute over mushroom, has been arrested and detained by the Juaso police.

The farmer, Justice Addo is said to have committed the crime at Tokwai-Odumase, near Banka in the Asante-Akim South Municipality in the Ashanti Region on October 6.

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Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Andrew Anyani, the District Commander, said the suspect’s wife, Akosua Koo, had returned from the farm at about 3:00pm and gifted some mushroom, she brought to the deceased – her sibling.

Justice Addo, displeased with the spouse’s gesture, later approached the sister-in-law and demanded that she returned the mushroom, which she was then washing to prepare a meal, but she refused.

This resulted in a fierce struggle, attracting some neighbours, who tried to separate them.

The argument got heated and a fierce struggle.

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She complained of bodily pains and was taken to the community clinic where she was treated and discharged that same day.

She added that her condition deteriorated the next day, rushed to the Juaso District Hospital and she died shortly on admission.

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Addo, run away leaving the community after incident but luck eluded him when he was arrested through the assistance of the assembly member, Mr. Newton Gyekye, and handed over to the police.

DSP Anyani said the suspect would soon be arraigned on a provisional charge of murder.