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Emmanuel Awugye, a 35-year-old farmer, has been reported to have committed suicide by hanging after allegedly killing his wife, Ama Baduwaa, who is 32 years old.

The incident happened at Awugyekrom near Adansi Fumso in the Ashanti region of Ghana on Monday morning.

Ibrahim Abu, Emmanuel’s uncle, who revealed the incident to Adomonline, said the body of Emmanuel Awugye was found hanging on a tree in a different location.

According to Mr. Abu, Emmanuel wreaked wounds on his wife for denying him of his favourite meal, fufu. Report has it that the man was angry when he arrived home to find his wife sleeping instead of preparing the meal.

The action of the wife which did not go down well with him, caused him to subject his wife to severe beating, inflicting cutlass wounds on her till she fell down dead. Sources say the man also accused his wife of infidelity.

Yaw Asubonteg, the Adansi Fomena District Police commander, confirming the matter said the bodies of the couple have been deposited at the New Edubuasi Government Hospital.

He said that police have since commenced investigations into the incident.

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