A 33-year-old driver, Kwaku Agyemang, has been arrested for allegedly setting fire to the room of his fiancee’s son. The boy, Prince Oti, 10, died in the fire while his twin sister, Princess Oti and younger sister sustained burns.
The driver allegedly sprinkled petrol on himself and set himself alight and reported at the hospital that he was also caught up in the blaze. He is currently at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital receiving treatment under armed guard while the charred body of the boy has been deposited at the Akaase Methodist Hospital.
The landlord of the house where the incident occurred said the suspect absconded and later returned with some burns on his body claiming that he sustained the injuries from the fire. He said the driver came to the house with a gallon filled with petrol without anyone suspecting him because of his profession.
The woman, Miss Patience Kyeremanteng, had rented the room for about a year now and her boyfriend regularly paid her a visit.
Mr Opoku said that could not have been possible because it was he who rescued Patience and her two children before waking up the other tenants.