The Kaneshie District Court has remanded a 38-year-old electrician who was arrested for allegedly killing his 20-year-old girlfriend by strangling her in Kpone Bawaleshie in the Greater Accra Region.
The prosecution claims that Kwame Krappah, alias Awana, strangled his now-deceased lover after tying a blue nylon rope around her neck from behind.
He was then accused of having sexual relations with the corpse before burying it nearby.
The accused was charged with murder at his arraignment, and the judge preserved his plea for further instructions on the case docket.
The case has been postponed until Krampa’s next appearance on September 5, 2023, according to the magistrate, Her Worship Ama Ama Adomako Kwakye.
According to the prosecutor, Chief Inspector Margaret O. Boadi, the complainant, Joyce Ago, was a merchant, whereas the defendant was both an electrician and a plumber.
According to Chief Insp. Boadi, the complainant was the mother of the deceased, Judith Kpeglo, and both she and Krappah lived at Bawaleshie.
According to Chief Insp. Boadi, the deceased, a student teacher at a school in Kpone Bawaleshie, left home on July 11, 2023, to go to work at the school, but he or she never came home.
The complainant reported her daughter’s disappearance to the police on July 17, 2023, the prosecutor claims, and as a result of that information, Krampah, the deceased’s lover, was apprehended.
Investigations, according to the prosecutor, revealed that the dead left the school on July 11, 2023, at around 2:00 pm, to go buy food, which she then took to the accused’s home to consume.
She claimed that after eating, the deceased asked the accused for GHC 200 to braid her hair, and he (the accused) provided it to her.
According to Chief Insp. Boadi, once the dead finished eating, she informed Krappah that she was returning to the school. Unprompted, Krappah then struck the deceased from behind with a blue nylon rope and strangled her.
According to the prosecutor, Krappah buried the dead on the same day at around 10:00 p.m. after digging a grave on a neighboring property.
According to the prosecution, Krappah confessed to the crime and directed the police to the location of the suspected burial site.
According to him, the body was unearthed with a court order and stored at the Police Hospital Mortuary for preservation and an autopsy.