The mother of the man who stabbed his girlfriend to death in Koforidua has spoken out about why she decided to hand him over to the police after he confessed to her.
Nana Dede Klottey, who is also the Suhum-Nifa Ankobiahemaa, said she was at an event in Accra when her son, Kwabena, called her and told her that he had killed his girlfriend, Felicia Abena Oparebea, 23, in a fit of rage.
She said she urged him not to run away and to go back home where she would meet him. She then drove from Accra to Koforidua and took him to the police station herself because she wanted peace.
She said Kwabena and Felicia were lovers who often fought and made up, but she did not know what led to the fatal incident.
“They were in love and they always had arguments. Nobody could intervene because they would turn against you. I treated them both as my children,” she said.
She added that Felicia sometimes came to her to complain about Kwabena’s behaviour when they had disagreements.
“But what happened is beyond me. Only God knows how it happened. I pray for his mercy. It has happened.
“She is someone’s daughter, she is a human being. That is why I did not hide him. I want peace. I want the two families to come together and give Felicia a proper burial.”
According to TV3, Kwabena killed Felicia in her rented room at Trom, a suburb of Koforidua, on Saturday, June 17, 2023.
He reportedly strangled her and slit her throat with a knife after a heated argument.
The Eastern Regional Police Command confirmed the incident and said they found Felicia’s body in her room after Kwabena led them there.
The report said some of Felicia’s neighbours said they did not hear any screams from her room because there was loud music playing from a naming ceremony nearby.