The victim with bruisers
Four members of a certain family, who allegedly poured hot water on a tenant after brutally assaulting her at Akyem Wenchi in the Demkyembour District of the Eastern Region, are in trouble.
The four, who have been granted bail by the Kade District Magistrate Court, are Adwoa Kumaniwaa, 60, Gifty Mensah, 35, Hagar Mensah, 31, and Irene Appiah, 16, a student.
The victim, Elizabeth Gyamfua, who was rushed to the Akyem Wenchi Salvation Army Health Centre in a critical condition, has since been discharged.
A police source narrated that Gyamfua rented a room belonging to Kumaniwa at Sanaahene, a suburb of Akyem Wenchi.
The source said about four weeks ago, a misunderstanding ensued between Adwoa and Gyamfuaa, but they were separated before it could develop into fisticuffs.
Adwoa was said to have reported the conduct of Gyamfua to her daughter, Gifty, who is resident of Akyem Oda on January 21, 2017.
Three days later, Gifty came to Wenchi, and without any provocation, angrily confronted Gyamfua for insulting her mother.
Before Gyamfua could reply, Gifty slapped her several times on the face.
When she decided to retaliate, Adwoa, Hagar and Irene, the daughter of Gifty, pounced on Gyamfua and subjected her to severe beatings.
Irene allegedly hit Gyamfua with a club bottle which dazed her.
Hagar then allegedly poured the hot water, which Gyamfua was boiling on her back, seriously injuring her.
Sensing danger, Gyamfuaa 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.
Gyamfuaa later reported the matter to the Takrowase Police, who arrested the four suspects to assist in investigations.
Station Officer of the Takrowase Police Station, Inspector Ebenezer Asante Ampadu, who confirmed the story, said the four suspects had been arraigned before the Kade District Magistrate Court.
He said the court granted the suspects bail to reappear on March 20, 2017.
From Daniel Bampoe, Akyem – Wenchi