Fifty-year-old Veronica Amoah is battling for her life at the Abura Dunkwa Government Hospital after she was allegedly shot by one Joseph Appiah, alias Ekow Mensah.
The woman, after she was sent to the hospital at Sunday dawn is yet to be attended to by a medical doctor because doctor don’t work at the Abura Dunkwa Government Hospital on weekends.
With pellets of the bullets still inside the woman’s head, neck and back, nurses around had to give her a drip and some pain killers to await a doctor’s arrival on Monday, according to the daughter of the victim.
Speaking to OnuaOnline Monday, August 7, 2023, Comfort Acquah, 23-year-old daughter of Madam Amoah said she has given birth to a 2-year-old girl with the suspect, Ekow Mensah.
According to her, Ekow has given birth to two other children with another lady and still wants to marry Comfort which she has declined. She has asked Ekow to rather marry the lady he has birthed two children with.
Comfort Acquah continued that, Ekow Mensah who is a tricycle rider at Abura Dunkwa threatened to either kill her or the mother when she was leaving for Accra on Monday, July 31, 2023. She says she did not make any report to the police because she felt they were empty threats.
“The guy has threatened to kill my mother if I don’t marry him. One of my sisters has been admitted at the [Abura Dunkwa Government] hospital so my mother visited her and came home late around 11pm on Saturday. Unknowingly to my mother, the guy was stalking her. My mother said she met someone wearing a black ‘jalabia’ and covered his whole face so she didn’t recognise him. There are some plantain at our backyard so he went to hide there, opened the window lock with a cutlass and cut through the net. He shot her through the window when she put off the lights and lied on her bed.
She continued that, “someone saw him when he was running but the person is a stranger so he couldn’t mention his name. My mother started screaming and those around took her to the hospital. But doctors don’t come on weekends so she is suffering. Some of the bullets are in the head, neck and back because they spread across. They gave her a drip and the nurses say the doctor will come today to do postmortem on her to remove the bullets,” she narrated to OnuaOnline.