Blind Ghanaian man beheads wife for threatening to divorce him

A 71-year-old visually impaired man, George Mudor, has been remanded in police custody for killing his wife for threatening to divorce him in Kwawu West Municipality of the Eastern region, Ghana.

Mudor allegedly beheaded his 65-year-old wife, Madam Grace, with a machete while she was still sleeping on March 14, 2023, at Abepotia near Nkawkaw.

The victim, who was fed up with taking care of her blind husband, is said to have threatened divorce.

The suspect, who became blind five years ago, said his wife of 28 years enjoyed the blessings in his life with him and threatened to divorce him when things became bad, which is why he killed her.

Co-tenants said the murder was premeditated as the suspect had allegedly made such threats though they were taken lightly due to his condition.

At the Nkawkaw Magistrate Court, Mudor admitted to killing his wife over her decision to divorce him and pleaded for mercy before His Worship Isaac Agyei.

A brother of the deceased, Samuel Aliffo, said they were shocked by the act of the suspect and asked for justice to prevail.

Mudor is expected to appear before the court on April 5, 2023.

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