Ashaiman fire victim dies

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Lawrence Nkem Ayem, the husband of Comfort Agbolosu, who set their house at Lebanon Zone Two in Ashaiman ablaze, has died from his injuries at the Korle-Bu Hospital.

Comfort Agbolosu, a 38-year-old seamstress, allegedly burnt her husband and her brother-in-law, Benjamin Ayem due to marital problems.

Lawrence, who was initially rushed to the Tema General Hospital, was referred to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra where he died later.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Juliana Obeng, Public Relations Officer of the Tema Regional Police Command, noted that the husband of the suspect failed to recover from coma.

According to her, the body has been deposited at the morgue of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.

Meanwhile, the Ashaiman District Court has remanded the Comfort into police custody to reappear on December 12, 2016.

The children of the accused have been relocated to their auntie in Accra.

It would be recalled that on the night of Thursday, 17 November, 2016, Comfort Agboblosu, took her three children – all females aged 4, 7 and 9 years – from the room as the kids were sleeping with her husband and brother-in-law.

After taking her children from the room, ASP Juliana Obeng claimed that the suspect, who had earlier soaked used clothes with kerosene, set fire to the clothes and left them in the room.

ASP Obeng said that the suspect then locked the door outside and left the vicinity, leaving the husband and the brother-in-law to their fate.

According to her, some neighbours who saw the fire eventually managed to rescue the two men who had sustained severe burns and quickly rushed them to the hospital.

However, the police spokeswoman asserted that Benjamin, who was being referred to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for further treatment died before arrival.

 

Source: DailyGuideAfrica