By: Reuben G. Dolo
Police in Gbarnga have charged and sent to court 45 a year-old man identify as Hamilton Flomo for allegedly murdering his wife in Tassah, Kpaai District, Bong County.
On Wednesday October 5, Flomo and the deceased had gone on their farm, and after his trap caught a grass cutter, he advised his wife that two-quarters of the meat be sold to get rice, a request that was denied by her, he told police preliminary hearing.
According to Flomo, he left his wife on the farm and went to negotiate the sale of the two quarters, and upon his return, his wife hid the meat, a situation that brought bitter exchanges which later turn into a fistfight.
Flomo said his wife threatened to kill him with a cutlass and he in self-defense hit her with a stick on the head. After he noticed she was dead, he ran into the bush and later threatened to harm anyone who will expose him.
But according to a 15-man juror set up to examine the body, it was established that Flomo wasted acid on his wife before chopping her with a cutlass on the head. He is a rubber tapper.
Flomo has been charged with murder and forwarded to the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court in Bong County to face trial.
Details will follow in our subsequent publication