Jilted Man sets lover and rival ablaze

The suspect was alleged to have set the room in which the two lovers were sleeping out of jealousy after his ex-lover, Yaa Serwaah

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The Police in Obuasi have arrested one Yaw Acheampong, a taxi driver, for allegedly setting his ex-lover and rival ablaze while they slept.

The suspect was alleged to have set the room in which the two lovers were sleeping out of jealousy after his ex-lover, Yaa Serwaah, alias Attah, had called off their 13-year-old relationship.

Acheampong and Yaa Serwaah had cohabited for almost 13 years and had a twelve year old son from the relationship until a month ago when the woman quitted the relationship and moved in with Yeboah.

Brief

Briefing Graphiconline, the Obuasi District Commander of Police, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mr Matthew Asante, said the incident occurred at around 2 AM on October 26, 2015.

According to him, the police had information that a house at Nyamesom, a suburb of Obuasi was on fire and the emergency services were called in to assist.

He said one male, Akwasi Yeboah, aged 30 and a lady, Yaa Serwaah, aged 29 were badly burnt in the fire and were rushed to the Anglo Gold Ashanti Hospital but due to the severity of the injury, they were referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi.

Death

DSP Asante said the two were on admission until Wednesday, October 29, 2015 when they both gave up the ghost.

He said the police initially treated the issue as a normal fire incident until the mother of Yeboah reported to the police that she suspected Acheampong, to be the brain behind the fire.

According to the police, the mother of the deceased said she boarded a taxi where she overheard a taxi driver telling someone over the phone that “I have burnt them and I am not sure if she should come back to life, she will ever cheat on a man.”

Mr Asante said the lady was still making her complaint to the police when the said taxi passed in front of the station, causing the mother of Yeboah to prompt the police.

He said when the cab was stopped, the driver turned out to be Yaw Acheampong, the former lover of Yaa Serwaah.

Confirmation

He said Acheampon, admitted that he and Serwaah lived together as a couple though they were not legally married until a month ago when she moved out of the house.

He, however, denied ever setting the room on fire.

But Mr Asante said, the police was still holding him as the prime suspect and would soon process him for court to have him remanded to enable the police complete its investigations.

Graphiconline

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Mike Oquaye Ghana's Speaker of Parliament is a "big fool" - Sekou Nkrumahbullet
2 AMERI Power Plant NPP reveals more fishy deal on AMERIbullet
3 REGSEC Coordinator Attack Delta Force Leader apologises to Nana Addo...bullet
4 Ghana's Legal System Judicial integrity badly damaged by Anas...bullet
5 Cars for MDA's Prez Nana Addo halts purchase of new vehicles...bullet
6 AMERI Power Plant NPP Committee report on AMERI power deal...bullet
7 Attack Security Coordinator Police arrest lead member of...bullet
8 Sad News Thunder kills prophetess at Assin Fosubullet
9 Pension Pay 40 former MPs drag govt to court over...bullet
10 AMERI Power Plant Here is the full report on the $510m...bullet

Top Videos

1 Ghana@60 Agya Koo embarrassed Ghana at Independence Day - Asiedu Nketiabullet
2 Video Metro Mass bus catches fire on Cape Coast-Kasoa highwaybullet
3 Prophecy I predicted Kintampo accident - Prophetbullet
4 Obinim saga We had sex only once - Obinim victims confessbullet
5 Obinim What happen'd when we fact checked Obinim's Bible knowledgebullet
6 In Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 70 year-old aide marries his...bullet
7 Video Taxi driver terrified after an encounter with a ghostbullet
8 Night Life Some taxi drivers and their night driving...bullet
9 Meet "The Beast" President Obama's Cadillac that's more...bullet
10 Refugee Ghanaian to lose fingers after 7-hour trek to...bullet

News