Farmer Burns Aunt’s House

A farmer who set his aunt’s two-bedroom house on fire at Sokode Etoe near Ho, the Volta Regional Capital, has been arrested.

The incident happened on Sunday, January 2, 2022.

Dzomeku Godsway, 35-year-old claimed that he set the house ablaze in retaliation to a failed promise from his aunt.

According to him, the aunt had promised to give him one of the rooms, but she later discovered that the room had been rented out.

Head of Public Affairs at the Volta Regional Police Command, DSP Efia Tenge indicated that the suspect was arrested for stealing and arson.

A statement from her office explains that on Sunday, January 2, 2022, “the Police received a complainant that the suspect had set a two-bedroom self-contained house ablaze at Sokode Etoe near Ho.”

A team was dispatched to the scene. They found two rooms burnt. Other personal effects in the room were also burnt to ashes.

Based on this the suspect was arrested at the Ho Lorry Station upon a tip-off. He was subsequently interrogated to ascertain some facts. In his response, the suspect confessed that his aunt promised to give him one of the rooms but later rented it out.

Furthermore, he set the house ablaze to cover up for stealing a mattress and an amount of Ghc500 from the tenant of the said room.

The suspect is currently in Police custody assisting with investigations and will be put before the law court.

From Fred Duodu, Ho (