Rachel Tetteh, a 27-year-old woman from Ghana’s Eastern Region, is accused of beheading her husband.
On Sunday, October 3, 2021, an incident occurred in Tei Glover, an agricultural community near Akyem Bosuso in the Fanteakwa South District.
Police apprehended the suspect, while the headless body of her husband, Lartey Daniel, 35, was taken to the morgue for an examination.
According to local media sources, the couple had a misunderstanding about alleged adultery.
The suspect followed the dead to the farm and allegedly forced him to the ground, then seized control of the cutlass and allegedly cut off his head.
The Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, who confirmed the incident to the media said the police upon receipt of information about the crime at about 7:30 am Sunday, October 3, 2021, dispatched investigators to the scene.
DSP Tetteh said police found the lifeless body of the deceased in ash trousers over a white T-shirt lying dead in a prone position in a pool of blood with a severed head along the footpath to the farm.
Police took inventories of the crime scene and examined the body.
The body was retrieved and deposited at Akyem Tafo Government Hospital Morgue pending autopsy.
The PPRO added that the police proceeded to arrest the suspect and recovered the cutlass she used to commit the heinous crime.
The suspect is currently in police custody assisting with investigation.