Pregnant pastor's wife stabbed to death


Photo Reporting: Pastor & Mrs KusiPregnant pastor's wife stabbed to death

21 September 2012

The Mile Seven Police are investigating the bizarre circumstances under which a woman, who was seven months pregnant, was murdered in cold blood by unknown assailants at Alhaji, a suburb of Accra, last Monday. 



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Mrs. Kate Afua Kusi, 25, was killed with her kitchen knife at a time her 38-year-old husband, Pastor Joel Kusi of The Word of Blessing Ministry International at Kwabenya, was away in his office.

The assailants inflicted knife wounds on her neck, resulting in her bleeding to death, and made away with GH¢ 1 ,000 and a DVD player.

The couple, who got married about a year ago, relocated to their present abode some three weeks ago. Only the two of them lived in their rented apartment at Alhaji.

The Mile Seven Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Mr Peter Yembilla, told the Daily Graphic Thursday that although Pastor Kusi suspected the estate agent who led them to rent the apartment because of a dispute over the agent's fees, the police had so far not found any incriminating evidence against the agent.

He, therefore, appealed to members of the public, especially residents of the area, to volunteer information that would lead to the arrest of the assailants.

Mr Yembilla explained that the residence of the couple was not at a secluded place and so was hopeful that residents of the area might have seen people move into the house between 11 a.m. and about 5 p.m. on Monday, September 17,2012 when Pastor Kusi returned home to find the lifeless body of his wife in a pool of blood in the kitchen.

A visibly shaken Pastor Kusi told the Daily Graphic, "When I got home, there was no response when I tooted the horn of my car for about five minutes. That made me nervous because usually she would come out to open the main door for me when she was at home. I got out of my car and ran into the building to meet all the doors open. I called her name several times to no response".

He said he was yet to come to terms with the bizarre situation in which he found the lifeless body of his wife in a pool of blood in the kitchen.

"My wife is just 25 and was expecting her first baby in two months. We have bought all clothes and materials for our child because God was going to bless us with one. Now look at me. How can a human being be this inhuman to a fellow human being?" he asked, dropping some tears.

Mrs Kusi's body has since been deposited at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital morgue for autopsy.

From: Daily Graphic/Ghana



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