A 33-year-old man Emmanuel Kwofie has shot himself dead after killing his mother-in-law Elizabeth Nkruma, 66, at Apremdo, in the Efia Kwesimintsim Municipality.

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Both were confirmed dead after being rushed to the hospital.

Reports say the deceased Emmanuel Kwofie and his ex-wife Dora Essandoh had been in a relationship for the past ten years and had a son, aged 8.

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The deceased three years ago left for Spain for greener pastures and on his return some days ago, found out that Dora Essandoh, whom he had not performed marriage rites for, had taken another man. Though the deceased was not on talking terms with the mother of his ex-wife, he is believed to have mistaken her for his former partner and shot her.

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Police investigations say on Sunday, August 15, 2021, Dora Esandoh accompanied by her brother Emmanuel Eessandoh, went to the Kwesimintsim police station and reported that her ex-husband, now deceased, came to their house at Apremdo with a single barrel gun and shot her mother on the left thigh and also shot himself in the abdomen.

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She indicated that both were rushed to Kwesimintsim hospital for treatment. Police accompanied by the complainant proceeded to the said hospital where victim Elizabeth Nkrumah was met being attended to by the medical officers and the suspect also referred to Effia-Nkwanta government hospital for further treatment but they were both later pronounced dead by the medical officers.

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According to the police, both bodies were photographed, conveyed, and deposited at the Effman eternity funeral home for autopsy.

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