The Manhyia Divisional Police Command in the Ashanti Region has arrested a wedded woman (wife) and her boyfriend for conniving to kill her husband at Pamen near Kwabeng in the Eastern Region.
The two were arrested after they mistakenly called the cell phone number for the Manhyia Divisional Police Commander, instead of the would-be contract killer.
The 27-year-old suspect, Mavis Brepor, popularly called Maadwoa, is married to David Gator, 52, with three children.
She planned with her 50-year-old boyfriend, Patrick Asare, to kill her husband so that they could settle down.
According to ACP Kwaku Buah, the Manhyia Divisional Police Commander, Patrick Asare, while dialling the cell phone number of the would-be contract killer, mistakenly mixed up some of the digits and called him.
He said during a conversation with him, it came to light that Patrick Asare, popularly called Coach, was ready to pay an amount of GHS100,000 to execute the killing.
The Police Commander feigned interest in the contract and used undercover investigators and detectives to talk to the suspect.
Mr Buah said it took the Police about three to four weeks to lure the suspect to come to Kumasi after they made him believe throughout the cell phone conversations that they were contract killers from Sefwi.
He said they told him (suspect) to come to Kumasi so that they could follow him to the town to execute the killing since they did not know the town.
ACP Kwaku Buah further indicated that he discovered through investigations that Mavis Brepor and her boyfriend had gone into a blood covenant to live together thus necessitating the need to eliminate David Gator.
He also added that the suspects confirmed they had devised other plans which included poisoning the victim with powdered bottles but later aborted the plan since there was the risk of eliminating her kids alongside the victim.
The suspect, he said, admitted in his caution statement after his arrest that he conspired with the target’s wife to kill him so that they could freely go on with their relationship, hence, leading to the arrest of Mavis Brepo.
The two suspects are currently in Police custody and being processed for court.
However, according to Mavis, her boyfriend, Patrick Asare, used “juju” on her, thus, confusing her to conspire with him.