Philip Caezar Kumah, a deputy director at the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) is alleged to have beaten his girlfriend to death at Akatsi North in the Volta region.
According to the Volta Regional Police PRO, Sgt. Prince Dogbatse, the victim Elizabeth Yesutor, complained to her friends about the constant abuse meted out to her by the lover, but failed to heed to advice to report the abuses to the police.
“I had background information on the issue and so I asked the victim to report to the police, but that didn’t happen. The gentleman is now in our custody and hopefully, we’ll be going to court today, then we’ll see what happens.
In one such case, she was hospitalized but after she gained her health back, she went to withdraw the case. There have been various instances where he had abused this lady,” Sgt. Dogbatse said.
The victim died at the Ho teaching Hospital on Monday, March 8, 2021.
In a related story, the Madina District Court has remanded one Prince Charles Dedjoe into East Legon Police custody for allegedly murdering his wife.
The Magistrate Effua Tortimah in refusing the bail said until the docket has gone to the Attorney General for advice she has no power to grant bail to the accused.
The court said the case is not even at the committal stage so if they wanted bail they should apply to the High Court.
This was after the prosecutor Sargent Eva Gidiglo had opposed the bail application moved by the lead counsel for the accused, Captain Nkrabia Effah Dateh, Saying that investigations were still ongoing.
But it in his bail application, lawyer Capt. (Rtd) Effah Dateh told the court that his client is in a very devastating state upon the death of his wife and needed the liberty to take care of the children.
He also told the court that his client had gone through the outdooring of Awomefia, and that he represents the political and spiritual leader of the Anglos in Ghana.
He pleaded with the court that granting his client self reconnaissance bail, there is no doubt that he will make himself available at all times since he is a well-known person in the Volta Region and Accra, therefore he has no place to hide.
He was emphatic that the facts presented to the court by the police were not the true facts and that he was surprised to see the police summary report presented to the court.
He added that there was no case of assault as the police had stated, and according to him, it was a slight touch to the deceased during a misunderstanding between the married couple.
Per the facts of the case, the complainant is a retired administrator who lives at Sogakope in the Volta Region and also the father of the deceased Lilian Dedjoe.
The accused was married to the deceased and were living at East Legon.
He said the couple’s relationship had been marred with some misunderstandings leading to conflicts for some time now.
On March 1, 2021, there was another misunderstanding between them where the accused assaulted his wife, leading to her sustaining injuries and she was rushed to the Madina Polyclinic for treatment.
She returned home but there was no improvement and so she was later rushed to the Lister hospital in coma and she was pronounced dead on arrival. A Post-Mortem is yet to be carried out on the deceased.
A report was made to the police and the accused was subsequently arrested.
According to the investigator the accused admitted assaulting the deceased with his slippers.
The case has been adjourned to March 22, 2021.