The Nungua Branch of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) have arrested a 28-year-old second-hand cloth dealer, Kwadwo Appiah Agyei for allegedly burning his girlfriend with a hot iron over GH¢7.
The suspect accused his girlfriend, Grace Borteley, 30, for taking his money after selling a dress valued at GH¢7 to a customer. The victim explained to the victim, the dress was sold on credit but the suspect who was not ready to listen to any explanation used the hot iron to burn the face, breast, hands and back of the victim.
Briefing DGN, the Coordinator in charge of the Nungua Branch of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) under the Kpeshie Divisional Police Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Christiana Fosu Asamoah said the couple have been cohabiting for the past two and a half years and have a two-year-old daughter together.
She said on April 25, the victim; with burns all over her body reported the matter to the police.
The DOVVSU Coordinator continued that a medical form was immediately issued to the victim to seek medical attention after which her statement was taken.
DSP Fosu Asamoah continued that the victim after being accused of selling a dress for Gh¢7 and pocketing the money, explained what happened to Agyei who was then ironing a shirt that the dress was sold on credit.
Agyei however assaulted her after which he used the hot iron to burn her face, shoulders, breast, back and legs.”
She said Agyei was arrested on April 27, 2021, to assist the police to investigate the matter.