A fetish priest, Mr Solomon Mbalegon, 62, last Thursday allegedly murdered his junior wife, Madam Nakoli Mbalegon, 25, and committed suicide, at Yeji, in Pru East District of Bono East.
Mr Mbalegon, also known as ‘Okomfo’ Solomon, killed the wife on suspicion of infidelity, in night, at their home at Parambo, a suburb of Yeji.
Mr Yussif Sulemana, the Assembly Member for the area, confirmed the incident to the Ghana News Agency (GNA).
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Mr Sulemana said Mr Mbalegon suspected that the wife had been having extra marital affair with other men in the area, resulting in a misunderstanding between the married couple.
According the Assembly Member, Mbalegon in the process stabbed the woman to death and committed suicide by stabbing himself.
Mr Sulemana said residents of Parambo were shocked and dismayed at the incident.
He advised residents to exercise restraint in dealing with marital issues to avert loss of lives.
Mr Sulemana said the police at Yeji had arrested a suspect in connection with the crime to assist in investigations, while the bodies had been deposited at the St. Mathias Catholic Hospital at Yeji for preservation.