A 32-year-old man, Yaw Atta, butchered his wife, Adjoa Kumiwaa, with a cutlass because she did not return GHc1 (Ghana cedi) balance he asked her to return after giving her GHc5 for supper.
According to report, Yaw asked her to use GHc4 as money to prepare supper and reserve the remaining GHc1 for him, which he intended to use for palmwine and on returning from the farm demanded the change from his wife.
According to the eye witness, the wife declined to give the money to him, telling him that she had used all the money to prepare food and that the money did not even suffice.
On hearing that the wife had used all the money, he got angry and threatened to butcher her with his farm cutlass, which he eventually did. He butchered her with the cutlass mercilessly.
The near-death incident drew the attention of the public with some men intervening to rescue Adjoa Kumiwaa from being killed and Yaw Atta fled the scene to avoid police arrest.
Adjoa Kumiwaa has since been taken to the Interberton Government Hospital in Cape Coast for treatment.
Reports say the issue has since been handed over to the Assin Nyankumasi Police for investigation.