A Ghanaian man accused of murdering his girlfriend’s 10-year-old stepson by setting fire to a house in Meduma at the Ashanti Region has pleaded guilty in court.
The suspect, Kwaku Agyemang, 35, appeared in court in the week and pleaded for bail in order that he might be treated for the burns he suffered during the hearth . But his plea was dismissed.
Mr. Agyemang allegedly soaked a blanket in petrol, sprinkled it everywhere the four-bedroom apartment, before setting the place ablaze after a fight together with his partner on Tuesday, March 3.
According to Joy News, the hearth killed a ten-year-old boy, Prince Oti. the dual sister of the deceased, Princess Oti Aniwaa Agyemang, and her mother, Patience Kyeremanteng, also sustained various degrees of injury.
It was reported that the fight broke out after he confronted his partner with cheating accusations.
For his court appearance, two men carried him to court thanks to the inconvenience of using the seat within the docket, he had to take a seat on the bottom in court.
In court, the prosecution raised three charges against the suspect, including the murder of Prince Oti, arson, and causing injury to the three surviving victims. The police, however, pleaded with the court to grant three weeks to research the matter before the suspect’s plea is taken, which was granted.
The accused requested bail in order that he could get treatment for his wounds, which have left him unable to steer . Both of his legs are bandaged thanks to burns sustained within the flames.
After the incident, he was admitted to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, where he spent nearly fortnight under police security.
The police were asked by Magistrate Thomas Boadi Soyori to present his pleadings ahead of an impartial party before subsequent court date on April 21.