A 35-year-old man has murdered his pregnant wife and subsequently committed suicide at Ankwa Doboro in the Nsawam-Adoagyiri Municipality of the Eastern Region.

Kofi Avoka, the deceased, inflicted deep machete wounds on his 27-year-old wife, Irene Appiah; killing her in the process.

The incident which occurred, on Thursday, August 5, at about 5:45 pm attracted the attention of their three children who were in a separate room.

After they rushed into the room when they heard their mother screaming, Kofi Avoka hurriedly bolted.

Later, a neighbour stormed the room after the deceased’s husband had run to his house with a slashed throat.

The neighbour, according to the Eastern Regional Police PRO, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh found the wife, Irene, lying in a pool of blood with multiple cuts on her face and head.

The deceased’s husband was taken to the Nsawam government hospital for treatment, however, he died shortly on arrival.

The police retrieved a blood-stained cutlass from the crime scene.

It is yet to be established what triggered the husband to commit the crime.

Meanwhile, both bodies have been deposited at the Police Hospital morgue for preservation and autopsy.