A 54-year-old Ghanaian woman identified as Theresa Nkrumah
Has been remanded in prison custody for allegedly burning her husband and his mistress to death.
Theresa Nkrumah whose plea was not taken by Oda District Magistrate Court will reappear before the court presided over by Mr. Kwesi Apiatse Abaidoo, on January 8, 2019.
The tragic incident happened at Akyem Gyadam near Oda in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
The body of Emmanuel Kwame age 55 years has been deposited at the morgue of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital
And the corpse of his deceased mistress
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 was that, for some time now
Nkrumah realized that her husband with whom she had three children, was flirting with Tiwaa and quarrelled with them on several occasions but he turned deaf ears
Around 12:05 a.m. on December 13, 2018, while Osam and Tiwaa were fast asleep in the Kwame family house
The 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 a padlock.
So they started screaming for help, as their scream attracted people in the house
They broke into the room and realized 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 was treated and was referred to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital for medical attention the following day, before giving up.