The wife of Ghanaian actor Chris Attoh has been shot dead while leaving her office in Maryland in the United States of America.
She was shot in the head by the gunman on Friday evening around 5 pm and was pronounced dead when police arrived at the scene of the crime.
Bettie Jenifer, according to the report left the office in the 6300 blocks of Ivy Lane and was walking to her car when a man armed with a handgun approached her.
When she tried to run away, the man followed her and fired at her multiple times, with at least one shot hitting her.
The gunman then fled in a vehicle and is still wanted by the Maryland Police.
Police described the suspect as “a black male with a thin build and black hair, wearing a dark shirt and pants.”
Chris Attoh and Bettie Jenifer married at a ceremony in Accra October 2018. This was shortly after divorcing his first wife, Nigerian actor DamiloIa Adegbite, with whom he has a son.
Last week, Chris Attoh sparked speculation on social media that all was not well with his second marriage after he deleted all of Bettie’s pictures from his social media pages.
It was alleged that they had broken up but neither of the two has publicly confirmed or denied the story.
Reports suggest Chris has jetted off to Maryland after receiving news about the murder of Bettie. He was in Los Angeles shooting a new movie but he cut short the project and darted off to find out more details of the harrowing news.
Social media reactions
Social media is rife with speculations and mixed feelings about the various incidents that led to the death of the seasoned actor and TV personality’s wife.
Some are clearly feeling Chris’ pain…
It must be very difficult to be in Chris Attoh's shoes. First his marriage to Damilola Adegbite crashed, and now his new wife, Bettie Jennifer, just got killed in America. Damn!#Nigeria #Ghana pic.twitter.com/OBcPvQNM09
— Iron Polls 非洲民意调查 (@ironpollsafrica) May 11, 2019
But for others, Chris Attoh looks guilty since it was rumored he deleted all of his wife’s photos on social media.
It sad but I’m calling it now, paid hitman killing. Sounds too organised according to reports. Terrible. Police will leave no stone unturned in solving this case. Why delete her pictures few days on instagram and this happened.. Chris Attoh 🤦🏽♂️🤷🏽♂️
— #WestsideLegacy (@GhPromoter) May 11, 2019
Source: Jive Naija