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Man in Police Grips For Allegedly Assaulting Girlfriend to Death

BY: News Desk | Voltanlinegh.com |

The Volta Regional Police command has confirmed the death of one Yesutor Elizabeth Akpalu, a 31-year old Level 300 student of Evangelical Presbyterian University college in Ho, which occur in the early hours of Monday 8th March, 2021.

According to the Public Relations Officer of the Command, Sgt. Prince Dogbatse, investigations are underway to ascertain the cause of death as information gathered so far suggested that the deceased suffered from assault from her boyfriend, Philip Ceasar Kumah, the Akatsi North Deputy District Director of Youth Employment Agency (YEA).

He said they got a call from the Ho Teaching Hospital about the death of the lady and have since moved in to arrest the suspect.

“We have picked that boyfriend and he is in our custody assisting in investigations. As is normal with death, we are waiting for the pathologist’s report which can either confirm or contradict that account of the assault being the cause of death,” he told the media.

The deceased was rushed to the Ho Teaching Hospital by her friends last Sunday at about 4:00pm after she complained of severe chest pains. Medical examination suggested, she reported to the hospital with headache, waist pains, and general body pains. She also had injuries on her left shoulder as well as swollen eyes as a result of the assault.

The police spokesperson noted that, the deceased had earlier exchanged messages with her friends about being physically assaulted by her boyfriend on a number of occasions.

Meanwhile, reports suggested the suspect first physically assaulted the girlfriend in December last year and the case reported to Ave Dakpa police but, it was later withdrawn to be settled at home.

Source: www.voltaonlinegh.com

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