A Ghanaian woman has been remanded into police custody after she allegedly burnt her husband and her girlfriend to death at Akyem Gyadam near Oda in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
The 54-year-old Ghanaian woman identified as Theresa Nkrumah whose plea was not taken by Oda District Magistrate Court will reappear before the court presided over by Mr. Kwesi Apiatse Abaidoo, on January 8, 2019.
The body of the deceased man, 55-year-old Emmanuel Kwame Osam has been deposited at the morgue of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital while the corpse of his deceased girlfriend, Akosua Tiwaa aged 34, has been deposited at the mortuary of the Oda Government Hospital awaiting an autopsy.
The facts of the case as presented by the prosecutor, Inspector Rosemond Mensah Aryee was that for some time now, Nkrumah realized that her husband with whom she had three children, was flirting with Tiwaa and quarreled with them on several occasions but their relationship persisted.
Around 12:05 a.m. on December 13, 2018, while Osam and Tiwaa were fast asleep in the former’s family house, fire suddenly engulfed the bedroom through a window after an unidentified person had poured petrol into the room and lit a match to it.
When they tried to escape, the deceased persons detected that the door to the hall had been locked with a red padlock so they started screaming for help.
As their scream attracted people in the house and broke into the room, they realized that the two persons were badly burnt so they rushed them to the Oda Government Hospital.
Tiwaa died immediately she reached the hospital but Osam was treated and was referred to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital for specialist attention the following day.