Esi Tawia, a 33 year old mother and resident of Assin Dansame in the Central Region has met her untimely end after consuming palm nut soup she prepared for the whole family.
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She was found unconscious after taking the evening meal.
Speaking to Adom News' Mr. Kofi Dadzie, who is the husband of the deceased said that, he had left home to sharpen his tools when upon returning home to take his shower, saw his wife lying on the floor unconscious.
“I was going to service my machine. Returning at about 6:30 pm, I left her to shower. I heard one person screaming loudly and calling for men to come over. We took her to the hospital later in the evening, only to be pronounced dead”, he said.
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According to him, he was accused of poisoning the wife and was later picked up by the police with the pot of soup.
“About 30 minutes later, my mother and my in law came over and instructed that I take the soup to the police station because some people were accusing me of poisoning my wife. I sat at the back of the counter with the soup throughout the night before I was later bailed.”
“If there was poison in the soup, myself and the children and even my friends would have been dead by now. I couldn’t have poisoned my wife”, he cried.
Assuring the residents of Assin Fosu, DCOP Chief Sup. Henry B.M Bacho said the police will get to the bottom of the matter.
He said investigations have begun to unravel the cause of the death since the death was unnatural.