Mr Ngabalan Takpayur, a political activist whose continued absence from home led his wife, Mary, 32, to take her life about three weeks ago, has written he is domiciled in Italy.
A close family member, who pleaded anonymity, told newsmen in Techiman on Thursday that after Ngabalan, 31, heard that his wife had committed suicide at Ayimana in Techiman, and wrote to the family that he was domiciled in Italy.
About three weeks ago Mary, a mother of three, took a poisonous concoction called ?karat? after years of waiting in vain for the return of the husband who fled the country in 2007 over police investigations.
Ngabalan was mentioned to the police as the supplier of locally manufactured pistols during a disturbance involving supporters of the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress at Kpandai in the Northern Region.
Police personnel detailed to the scene of the disturbance arrested six persons in possession of the pistols and ammunition and during interrogation they mentioned Ngabalan as the source of the weapons.
The family member said Ngabalan expressed shock over the death of his wife in the letter.