Blind man beheads wife for threatening to divorce him
George Mudor (71), a visually impaired Ghanaian man has been remanded in police custody by the Nkawkaw Magistrate Court for killing his wife in her sleep.
On March 14, 2023, at Abepotia, near Nkaw, in the Kwawu West Municipality, Eastern region of Ghana, Mr. Mudor allegedly attacked his wife Madam Grace (65), with a machete.
According to reports, the victim threatened divorce after becoming fed up with caring for her blind husband.
The suspect, who became blind five years ago, then beheaded her in the early hours of March 14 while she was still sleeping.
According to the suspect, his wife of 28 years enjoyed the blessings in their lives together and threatened to divorce him when things got bad. This 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.
In court, he 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.
Mr. Mudor is expected to appear before the court on April 5, 2023.