Two Brothers Set Their House Ablaze, Kill Their Sick Mother

Two Brothers Set Their House Ablaze, Kill Their Sick Mother

  • Police have arrested two brothers for committing arson and killing their mother in the process
  • The brothers, believed to be mentally unstable, set their house ablaze after a heated confrontation with their grandmother
  • The police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident

Police have arrested two brothers for allegedly setting fire to their house and killing their mother in the process.

The unfortunate incident occurred in Abuakwa Manhyia in the Atwima Nwabiagya South Municipality of the Ashanti Region.

Two Brothers Set Their House Ablaze Killing Their Sick Mother
The police are investigating the incident.
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According to reports, the siblings had engaged in a heated argument with their grandmother in the house and are purported to have threatened to set her on fire.

The grandmother scared for her life had fled from home and sought refuge at the police station.

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The brothers, still thinking their grandmother was home, proceeded to set the house ablaze.

Unfortunately, their sick mother was still in the house when the building went up in flames, killing her in the process.

Despite firefighters’ attempts to douse the flames, the fire raged on dismissing all efforts to save the woman and other property in the house.

The entire house was lost to the fire as well as the woman.

In the aftermath of the blaze, the deceased mother has been deposited at the morgue.

Police have arrested the brothers and initiated an investigation into the unfortunate incident.

The Assembly Member for the Abuakwa-Manhyia Electoral Area, Evans Opoku, told the media on May 15, that the actions of the brothers was deliberate.

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In Akyem Oda, two toddler brothers were killed in a fire that engulfed their home on Sunday night, May 12.

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The deceased are Clement Agyei, aged 6, and Desmond Karikari Agyei, aged 4.

The dead children were both students at the Ridge Experimental Basic School in Oda.

Their mother, Madam Bernice Karikari, a 36-year-old hairdresser, along with her daughters, managed to escape the blaze with injuries.

Policeman shot and killed by assailants reported that a policeman with the Ashanti Regional Police Headquarters was shot and killed by some assailants.

The shooting incident took place in the Bobiri Forest Reserve at Kubease near Ejisu and is being investigated by police.

The deceased officer has been identified as Sergeant Amoah Moses by officers from the Ejisu District Police headquarters.

The officer was found dead while in civilian clothing with a gun and machete lying by him.

He was taken to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

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