Woman remanded for stabbing mother over ‘spiritual marriage’

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An Adentan Circuit Court has remanded into police custody a 24-year-old unemployed woman for stabbing her mother whom she claimed has married her in the spiritual realm.

The accused, name withheld, stabbed her 46-year-old single mother in the hand, neck and back on the basis that her mother has been having sex with her.

Not satisfied, the accused stabbed the mother until the kitchen knife she was using broke and got stuck in her (mother’s) neck.

It was the shouts of the victim, which attracted people to the scene to rescue her.

The victim was rushed to the Abokobi Health Centre and later to the 37 Military Hospital where she is currently on admission.

The prosecution said the accused was arrested by the Abokobi Police and handed over to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit.

The accused was cautioned, the crime scene was visited and half of the broken knife was retrieved.

Charged with causing unlawful harm, the accused is expected to reappear on November 16.

The prosecuting Superintendent of Police, Patience Mario narrated that the complainant is a businessman residing at Abladjei, near Abokobi. Supt. Mario said the victim is a trader residing at Kokrobite whereas the accused is unemployed and lives with the victim.

According to prosecution, the accused and her brother have been living with the victim since their infancy. The victim has been a single parent who had taken care of the accused and her brother after their father abandoned them.

The prosecution said the victim is still receiving treatment at the 37 Military Hospital. Investigations are still ongoing, the Prosecutor added.

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