Alex Tenge, the alleged murderer who is a carpenter, has been detained by the Eastern Regional Police Command. He is under police investigation for allegedly killing his 40 years old step-mother and 90 years old grandfather after drinking sobolo.
Although, it is blurring, what influenced his horrible action, Alex is believed to have drunk a concocted “Sobolo”,(a local drink) which was mixed with marijuana. The heinous murder was committed at Okorase near Koforidua, in the Akuapem North Municipality of the Eastern Region over the weekend.
It was reported that the suspect, Alex Tenge beheaded the about 90-year-old grandfather Tenge Sodzado, and cut it into pieces before pursuing and butchering his step mother, Rita Agbabli Tenge, 40, in their compound. What really triggered him to commit such a crime is still left for police investigation.
The widower who is the son of the deceased 90yr-old man Francis Tenge said the family was saddened by the incident.
He told Starr Fm, I left my wife and father home Thursday morning to my hometown, I arrived at 9:30 pm.
Then I had a call from my wife that Alex (suspect) had gone to a nearby house and attempted to strangle the girl in the house so the father was going to report at the police station.
I tried calling back for an update on the police case but my wife didn’t respond to the phone calls. I was later told that my son Alex has killed my wife and father.
It was very difficult for me, so I set off the next day to come home. Now I need psychological help, I need your prayers and support. My son has never misbehaved like that. I don’t know what came to him. I am told he informed police that someone gave him sobolo.
The suspect has been in police custody since the incident, assisting investigation whilst the bodies have been deposited at the Eastern Regional Hospital morgue for autopsy.
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