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Woman's Hand Chopped Off By Her Brother-in-law

An 18-year-old young mab, Imoro Abubakari has been arrested by police after he allegedly chopped off the left hand of his 40-year-old sister-in-law, Faiza Abdellah, in Kpano, in the Ghanaian Northern Region.

The Northern Regional Police Spokesperson, DSP Mohammed Yussif Tanko, told Adom News they received a call at 9am on Sunday to report the incident.

He said, “Our men quickly proceeded to the hospital to verify the incident and met the victim being attended to by doctors in the theatre. Meanwhile, the angry community members went in search of the suspect, Imoro Abubakari, and brought him to the police station.”

The suspect in his statement admitted that he committed the offence. He stated that the woman, Faiza Abdellah, used a stick to hit his mother’s hand, causing her a fracture. He said he wanted to avenge the harm done to his mother, hence his action.

“I live in Tamale but came to Kpano after receiving the information on the alleged assault on my mother. I was approaching with the cutlass when the victim took to her heels and that action made me suspect that she might be the one responsible for my mother’s assault [sic],” he said in his caution statement.

DSP Mohammed Tanko said the suspect then chased the victim and inflicted a machete wound on her, rendering her left hand hanging on by just a thin piece of flesh.