29-year-old Rapha Iddrisu, wife of the police officer in Ghana who murdered his two children and mother-in-law suspects spiritual forces pushed him to commit the horrific crime.
Lance Corporal Wilfred Amuzu killed his mother-in-law and his two young sons (three months and one-year-old +) with a rifle which he had booked for duty on Monday evening, July 25.
The mother-in-law was said to be bathing her grandchild when the Lance Corporal shot her and the baby, killing them both, after which he shot the other child before eventually killing himself with same weapon.
Iddrisu who spoke with journalists yesterday at the Devtraco Police Station in Community 25 stated that there was no way her husband would have in his right frame of mind committed the act. The highly devastated woman said she had earlier perceived some unusual changes in her husband’s attitude some months back. His utterances had somehow changed and some things he said did not make sense.
Iddrisu also confirmed that she had made a complaint at the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) about her abusive husband, who had accused her of witchcraft and held her responsible her for his inability to succeed and also made threats to kill her. It was the threat to kill that pressed her to look for a new accommodation for herself, her mother and her two young children.
On that tragic day, Rapha said she had gone to her sister’s house in Ashiaman to ask if it was possible for her and the children to move to her house since she no longer felt comfortable living in the same house with her husband.
She said eyewitnesses told her that they heard four gunshots in the house but were calm since they didn’t think anyone was being killed. She revealed that she had audio recordings of certain absurd things her husband had said. This confirmed her suspicion that her husband was unstable and something was pushing him to turn into different person.
The Tema Regional Police has begun investigations into circumstances which led to the triple murder-suicide.