The Assin Fosu District magistrate court, presided over by his worship Abdul Majeed Illiasu, has remanded Emmanuel Addo into police custody for allegedly killing his girl friend through a failed abortion at Assin Nsuta.
The suspect is to reappear on December 19, 2023, for the continuation of the case.
According to the facts presented in court, the deceased, a 22-year-old hairdressing apprentice, allegedly died under mysterious circumstances in her boyfriend’s room at Assin Nsuta in the Assin South District of the Central Region.
The unfortunate incident happened on Thursday, November 23, 2023, around 8 p.m.
The report indicates the deceased Maa Adwoa, also known as Mary Aidoo, bled profusely and died following an illegal medication her 27-year-old boyfriend, Emmanuel Addo, administered to her to terminate a two-month-old pregnancy.
In an attempt to conceal the news from the neighbors, the suspect kept the body in his room until around 1 p.m. on Friday, when all his co-tenants left home for work.
The suspect, accompanied by his friend, whose name has been identified as Archimedes, called a taxi to take the deceased to Assin Anyinabrim Health Center but was referred to St. Francis Xavier Hospital in Assin Fosu, where the doctor on duty pronounced her dead on arrival.
Realizing the consequences of the offense, the suspect was advised to hand himself over to the police to avoid the full rigors of the law, which he abided by.
During the investigation, the police retrieved some pills and empty pill wrappers from the suspect’s room and kept them as exhibits.
Also, some drug shells were picked from the deceased room, including pregnancy test kits, during a thorough search.
The suspect will be in police custody, while the deceased is in the St. Francis Hospital morgue pending further investigation.