Sunday, April 1, 2012

Woman before court - For setting lover's house ablaze

A WOMAN, who set ablaze, her former lover’s four bedroom house ablaze was on March 27, 2012 arraigned before the Accra Circuit Court.
Abena Agyeman, self-employed set ablaze the complainant’s house at Teshie Okpoi Gonnor, a suburb of Accra and succeeded in razing down the house and personal effects worth GHC220,000 on March 21, 2012 around 10 a.m.
She allegedly took advantage of the absence of the complainant and other occupants of the house and before embarking on her mission.
According to the prosecution, it took personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) two hours to bring the fire under control.
Abena pleaded not guilty to two counts of unlawful entry and causing unlawful damage and was granted bail in the sum of GHC20,000 with two sureties.
She is expected to reappear before the court on April 19, 2012.
Presenting the facts of the case, Inspector A. Afetsi , told the court that the complainant was a staff of an NGO while the accused person was a self-employed woman resident at Tema.
The two met in the United Kingdom in 1998 and fell in love. They subsequently returned to Ghana and continued the relationship.
The relationship turned sour in December 2011 resulting in the eventual break-up of the two.
According to the prosecution, the accused person on March 21, 2012 sneaked into the four bedroom house of the complainant at a time inmates of the house had left for work and set the house ablaze.
She then attempted to escape but a witness in the case spotted her and raised an alarm. She was subsequently arrested and handed over to the Police.
A search in the accused person’s hand bag revealed a plastic bottle containing some quantity of kerosene, two match boxes and a plier believed to have been used by the accused perosn to forcibly open the complainant’s door.

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