Crime & Punishment of 2014-01-28

Woman burns husband, two others to death

A 33-year-old woman has been arrested by the Greater Accra Police command for allegedly killing her ex-husband and two others.

Afua Badu is alleged to have set ablaze their uncompleted home at Tantra hill, Accra.

The ex-husband, Peter Amos Asobayiri, together with his new wife, Felicity Asobayiri and 2-year-old daughter Sarah Asobayiri were all burnt beyond recognition.

The Mile Seven Police Division effected the arrest after fire officers who visited the scene hinted of foul play.

According to Police preliminary investigations, the ex-wife of the deceased was unhappy at the decision of her ex-husband to divorce her.

Speaking at a press conference, the Greater Accra Police Commander, DCOP Christian Tettey Yohunu said they are preparing to arraign her before court and with a murder charge.

He explained that the Homicide Unit of the National Police Headquarters will continue with further investigations and process her for court.

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