Woman Slashes Rival With Blade

The Esiama police in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region have arrested a 21-year-old woman for allegedly inflicting blade wounds on her purported rival.

The suspect whose name was given only as Amina, a native of Bawku and an ex – girlfriend of one Emmanuel Kwoffie, 31, a taxi driver, was apprehended for inflicting blade wounds on 18 year old Juliana Acquah, the taxi driver’s current girlfriend.

DAILY GUIDE learnt that the incident occurred at about 10pm last Wednesday when Juliana was asleep in her boyfriend’s room.

According to the taxi driver, his ex-girlfriend Amina sneaked into the room and slashed the cheeks, the back and other parts the victim’s body several times.

Amina however, indicated that she decided to visit her ex-boyfriend because she missed him.

The suspect who resides in Takoradi said she had warned the victim on two occasions and even went further to warn her before her parents at Salman to stay off her boyfriend.

She claimed she had already informed the taxi driver of her purported visit only to come and meet the victim in the room.

Amina said she confronted the victim on her presence in the room and in the ensuing melee` slashed her (the victim) with a razor blade.

The victim’s agonizing cry woke the other residents up who quickly rushed to her rescue and sent her to hospital.

They then arrested Amina and handed her over to the police.

Recounting the incident to DAILY GUIDE in an interview, Mama Luu, an eye witness narrated that on that fateful Wednesday, the taxi driver called the victim to come and do some washing for him.

She said Juliana on arrival complained of fever so the boyfriend advised her to rest.

She said while the driver and Juliana were sleeping someone called him (the driver) on phone asking him to take him somewhere. The person claimed he was standing by the taxi. The taxi driver however declined, explaining that it was too late.

She said the driver after a few minutes decided to come out to see if the person was still standing by his taxi cab.

The eyewitness noted that Amina who was hiding in the dark quickly entered the former boyfriend’s room immediately she saw him coming out and attacked Juliana who was then asleep in the room.

Amina allegedly picked up a blade and slashed Juliana twice on her cheeks and back which resulted in blood oozing all over her body.

Juliana started crying for help and the boyfriend and some residents rushed in to rescue her and later sent her to Esiama hospital which was nearby.

Mama Luu indicated that it was at this time that they knew it was Amina who had tricked the driver to come out to enable her enter the room and implement her diabolical plan.

‘We made efforts to arrest the suspect and handed her over to the police”.

A police source confirmed the arrest and promised to give details after their investigations.

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