Landlady, daughters pour boiling water on tenant


The Kade District Magistrate Court has granted bail to four members of a family who allegedly poured hot water on a tenant after assaulting her at Akyem Wenchi in the Eastern Region.

The four are Adwoa Kumaniwaa, 60, Gifty Mensah, 35, Hagar Mensah, 31 and Irene Appiah, 16, a student.

The victim, Elizabeth Gyamfuaa has since been discharged from the Akyem Wenchi Salvation Army Health Centre.

Narrating the incident to the Mirror, a police source said that Gyamfuaa rented a room belonging to Kumaniwaa at Sanaahene, a suburb of Akyem Wenchi.

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A little misunderstanding ensued between Adwoa and Gyamfuaa which nearly developed into a fight.

Adwoa subsequently informed the conduct of Gyamfuaa to her daughter, Gifty, who stormed the house at Wenchi and angrily confronted Gyamfuaa about the issue.

She reportedly slapped Gyamfuaa several times. However, when Gyamfuaa decided to retaliate, the other family members, Adwoa, Hagar and Irene, the daughter of Gifty, together attacked Gyamfuaa and subjected her to severe beatings.

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Hagar then allegedly poured the hot water which Gyamfuaa was boiling on her back.

Gyamfuaa, who got seriously injured, screamed for help which attracted some people to the scene. She was rushed to the Wenchi Salvation Army Health Centre where she was admitted for treatment.

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She later reported the matter to the Takrowase Police who arrested the four suspects.

Station Officer of the Takrowase Police Station, Inspector Ebenezer Asante Ampadu, said the four suspects have so far been granted bail by the Kade District Magistrate Court to reappear on March 20, 2017.

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