- A death-row prisoner says he was sentenced to death after murdering his wife over infidelity
- The old-man says he has regretted all his actions and cautioned the youth to stay away from alcohol
A 72-year-old prisoner awaiting execution at the Nsawam Security Prison is advising Ghanaian youth to stay away from alcohol and drugs.
The condemned prisoner in an interview with Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng, Executive Director of Crime Check Foundation, (CCF), narrated how abuse of alcohol has destroyed him and denied him the peace he could have enjoyed with his family as a pensioner.
The remorseful man who has already spent ten years in jail was convicted for murdering his wife and has been sentenced to death.
The aged prisoner who was visibly weak in his interview admitted that he shot and killed his late wife instantly over infidelity.
“I was with my wife and domestic problems started and I was very much a drunkard so I couldn’t stand the peace. I had a gun and shot her!” he said.
The old man who is highly optimistic of attaining his freedom someday, explained that he became aware of his late wife’s involvement in extra-marital affairs through investigations and information from friends.
“A friend told me my wife dropped on the road when they were going to Accra. So investigations showed that she had a boyfriend,” he said.
The prisoner whose name is withheld, said in the 30 minutes video that his wife vehemently denied her extra-marital affairs after confronting her.
He said this created enmity between them and he stopped eating meals she prepared for him for fear of being poisoned.
“One day she went to the farm for foodstuff. She met me in the farm [after] I’ve loaded some goods which I’d wanted to come home with. She said no, she’s not going to agree for me to take the load. On struggling my gun fell. I was highly provoked and I shot her,” he confessed.
Having spent almost ten years at the condemned cells, he said he regrets his actions and does not wish for others to find themselves in same situation.
“Being in a place like this is not acceptable by the human being and moreover I’m a pensioner. I’m warning the young ones not to go into drinking, smoking that your Indian hemp, and the useless things you’ve been doing over there,” he cautioned the youth.
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