Police in Totota, Bong County, have arrested and remanded a 33-year-old man identified as John Mulbah for allegedly beating his girlfriend Alice Sam to death.
According to Police accounts, the incident occurred last Sunday when John Mulbah accused his fiancée of responding to what he considered as a suspicious mobile phone conversation with another person.
The police information further stated that while Alice was conversing, her husband-to- be, John Mulbah forcibly took hold of her phone on suspicion that she was in a conversation with a lover.
The Police report revealed that a scrimmage ensued when Alice tried to recoup her mobile phone from her betrothed but John, according to the police, put on an insolent posture releasing a blind man slap in Alice’s ear and stepping in her stomach, leaving her unconscious.
Alice Sam was pronounced dead by health workers on duty at the Phebe Hospital upon arrival on Sunday night.
The investigation maintained that the deceased early last year underwent surgery when she gave birth to Mulbah’s son who, following her death, now lives with Alice’s mother in Totota.
Many of Totota’s residents who spoke with this newspaper disclosed that John Mulbah and Alice have had a long history of conflict over phone conversations.
Some of the residents told this reporter that the deceased on many occasions complained of her boyfriend searching through her phone for strange numbers.
The residents narrated that John had constantly accused his fiancée of having outside relationships, a claim they said the deceased had always denied.
There were mixed reactions among residents of Totota, with some describing John’s action as out of mistrust, while others labeled him as cruel and wicked.
Meanwhile, police at the Totota depot have charged John Mulbah with murder and processed him to be sent to the Gbarnga Magisterial Court for arraignment.
The remains of the deceased have been deposited at the St. Kennedy Funeral Home in Gbarnga.
According to police, the suspect blamed his action on the work of the devil and pleaded for forgiveness.
The police said they were informed by suspect John Mulbah that on many occasions he had suspected his girlfriend of being in a relationship with another man.
He told the police that he did not intend to take the precious life of his wife-to-be but to penalize her by seizing her mobile phone for a short period of time.
John, a father of one is appealing to the family members of his late girlfriend for pardon and said it was the work of the devil.