A middle-aged man, Nsobila John in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region has set an 11-year-old boy, Maxwell Ayinbisa ablaze for allegedly peeping at a woman in a bathroom.
The boy who is still nursing his wounds over one year after Nsobila poured petrol on him and set him ablaze for peeping at a woman in his narration noted that on 24 November 2017, Ayinbisa and two of his friends were sent by another to go and buy petrol from a filling station.
On their way from the errand, a man accused him and his friends of peeping at a woman in a bathroom.
Not being able to escape after his friends had absconded, his accuser, Nsobila John, took the petrol in a gallon from him, poured it on him and struck a match setting him ablaze.
Mustapha Rahmani, the father of the victim in an interview with Classfomonilne revealed that the suspect; Nsobila John after committing the crime was reported to the Police but after taking care of the initial cost of treatment of Maxwell, he abandoned him.
DSP Punobyin noted that the police are willing to process the suspect for court since he has reneged on his responsibility.