A married man has killed his girlfriend and her five-year-old son, after which he dumped their corpses in a pit. The suspect, Kwame Tuffor carried out the killing to avoid taking responsibility for the pregnancy, and so also to hide the affair from his wife. The deceased, known as Obaa Yaa, was mentally unstable. She was declared missing last Friday, when no one saw her return to the house. Community members launched a search party but made no success after two days combing the bush.
Some neighbours later told the community head they cited the deceased with Tuffor going toward the bush.
Upon questioning, Tuffor confessed to the twin killings and took the people to the 40-meter deep pit he had dumped the bodies.
“Some of our locals were able to arrest a gentleman who was alleged to have impregnated this lady. So they brought him to the police. It was last night that the gentlemen led the police to the scene where he murdered the lady and then he showed the police where he hidden the lady and her son. He killed them in the bush and hid them in some of these old pits,” the police said.
The bodies have been recovered from the pit.