The police have arrested a 45-year-old man, Kobina Chawudi, who is said to have secretly buried his wife near a septic tank in his house at Adawieman near Weija in Accra.
Residents of the area who discovered the strange act reported to the Weija police, who arrested the suspect, a report by graphic.com.gh said on Thursday.
Chawudi is said to told the police that he buried his wife, Esi Avorkpor, 41, in the house because he did not have money to organise a fitting burial and funeral for her.
According to the report, after woman died, he kept her in their bedroom for three days in the house where they lived as caretakers.
The couple is said to have lived together for 12 years and did not have any child between them.
However, Chawudi has five children from a different relationship, the report said.
The wife, Esi Avorkpor, 41, was identified as a native of Akatsi in the Volta Region.
Chawudi reportedly told the police that he did not know any of his wife's relatives, hence his failure to inform them of her death.