A fifty-four-year old woman, Theresa Nkrumah, has been remanded in prison custody for allegedly burning her husband and his girlfriend to death.
The accused person whose plea was not taken by the Oda District Magistrate Count, will reappear before the court presided over by Kwesi Abaidoo, on January, 8, 2019.
The incident happened at Akyem Gyadam near Oda in the Eastern Region.
The body of the deceased, 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 autopsy.
The facts of the case as presented by the prosecutor, Inspector Rosemond Mensah Aryee are that, for some time now, Nkrumah realised that her husband with whom she has three children, was flirting with Tiwaa and quarelled 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 Tiwaa’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 red padlock so they started screaming for help.
As their scream attracted people in the house and broke into the room, they realised 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 died the follwing day at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
A report was made to the Oda Divisional Police Headquarters and Madam Nkrumah was arrested at Gyadam.