A woman who allegedly burned her husband and his girlfriend to death, has been remanded in prison custody after being arraigned before an Oda District Magistrate Court.
Theresa Nkrumah, the 54-year-old woman will be reappearing before the court presided over by Mr. Kwesi Apiatse Abaidoo, on January, 8, 2019, after her plea was struck out. It was gathered that the woman allegedly burned her husband and his girlfriend to death, in an incident which occurred at Akyem Gyadam near Oda in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
The suspect who realized that her husband with whom she had three children was flirting with Tiwaa and quarreled with them on several occasions, had on December 13, 2018 around 12:05 a.m, set the former family house Osam and Tiwaa were sleeping in on fire. Eyewitnesses disclosed that the house was razed down after an unidentified person poured petrol into the room, and lit a match to it.
However after the fire victims realized that the door had been locked from outside, they started screaming for help. Their shout for help, got the attention of residents of the area who broke down the door and quickly rushed the badly burnt couple to the Oda Government Hospital.
Tiwaa died immediately she reached the hospital, however Osam was treated and referred to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital for specialist attention the following day where he died.
While the body of 55-year-old Emmanuel Kwame Osam was deposited at the morgue in Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, the corpse of his girlfriend, Akosua Tiwaa aged 34, was deposited at the mortuary of the Oda Government Hospital awaiting autopsy.