40-year-old man bolts after allegedly killing pregnant wife

The police are on a manhunt for a 40-year-old man for allegedly murdering his 30-year-old pregnant wife at Nyankyerenease at the Kumasi metropolis in the Ashanti region.

Knife with blood

The suspect, Kwame Maxwell, reports stated stabbed his wife, Betty after she allegedly accused him of cheating on her.

The incident occurred on Saturday, October 16, 2021.

The landlady known as Ama Nyarko narrating the incident said she heard a loud cry for help from the room of the deceased and rushed to the scene where she saw the husband of the deceased stained with blood and was rushing out of the room.

She said "Just when I was dozing off I heard someone saying 'he's killing me' just once and that was it. I didn't hear any cry again, so I got terrified and woke up. My son woke up too. We later realized the cry was coming from the deceased’s room. So we went out, and I stood in front of the door leading to the room, while my son also stood in front of another door.

"The man had put off all the light in the room, so it was difficult to see what was happening in the room. The man came out, and we saw bloodstains all over his hands. My son shouted that the man had stabbed his wife. So I saw him using the wife's nightwear to wipe the bloodstains on his hand. He then left the room. I followed him while he was going out and all of a sudden he jumped the wall and left. I asked why he was rushing out, but he didn't answer me.

"I then came back to check on the wife. That was when my son started screaming that the man had killed the wife."

She has appealed to the police to arrest the suspect, Kwame Maxwell, and prosecute him.

"What I want is for the police to fish out Maxwell wherever he may be," she stated.

Meanwhile, the corpse has been deposited at the morgue whilst efforts are being made to apprehend the suspect.


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