The 54-year old man who allegedly butchered his wife to death on her way to church at Hodzo in the Ho Municipality on Thursday, is in the grips of the Ho Municipal Police Command.

Members of the community, who have been on the lookout for the father of seven, arrested him when he sneaked into his house to pick some personal belongings, and handed him over to the police at Tokokoe.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Anthony Danso, Ho Municipal Police Commander, told the Ghana News Agency that the Police and the community mounted a manhunt for Emmanuel Dorfe, putting all neighboring communities on high alert for his arrest.

DSP Danso added that the suspect had been transferred to the Ho Police Command for interrogation and would be processed for court whiles investigations continued.

Dorfe on Thursday, May 16, was alleged to have slashed his wife Vivian Dorfe, 44, to death at Hodzo while on her way to church around 1830 hours.

The Suspect allegedly laid ambush for Vivian, and fatally slashed the mother of four in the head and neck with a sharp cutlass in the full glare of their 17 year old son.

Narrating the incident to reporters, Madam Helena Azameti, mother of the deceased, said for about a decade now, the couple has been having misunderstandings.

She said the suspect shirked his responsibilities as a parent, resulting in the deceased reporting him to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU).

Madam Azameti said their misunderstanding always resulted in the deceased being assaulted, for which reason she decided to divorce suspect.

She said the couple was supposed to make an appearance at DOVVSU on Friday but the suspect claimed he would be arrested should he put in an appearance and asked for a rescheduled date, which the deceased declined.

Madam Azameti said the suspect however went to DOVVSU alone on Thursday before allegedly committing the offence in the evening.


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