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Woman in court for pouring hot water on co-tenant

BY: Joycelyn Kyei-Baffuor

A 22-YEAR-OLD unemployed woman, Dorothy Serwaa, has appeared before an Accra circuit court presided over by Mrs Afia Owusua Appiah for allegedly pouring hot water on a co-tenant at Dansoman in Accra.

According to the Prosecutor, Chief Inspector William Boateng, the complainant, Ms Evelyn Obuobi is a Fashion designer and lives in the same house with the suspect.

On November 12, 2019, the complainant collected GH¢ 6 from her landlady to buy food, after which she accused Dorothy’s mother of being a witch who had used her powers to steal her “glory”.

The landlady advised the complainant to desist from talking about such matters to which she obliged.

Few minutes later, the suspect also approached the landlady to buy water. The complainant then confronted the suspect with the same issue and it led to a heated argument.
The two were later separated.

About 30 minutes later, there was a loud shout from the complainant’s room which prompted the landlady and other tenants to rush to the room.

Ms Obuobi accused Dorothy of pouring hot water all over her body.

Both the suspect and the complainant reported the incident to the police and were each issued a police medical form.
While the suspect never showed up, the complainant, however, returned with her form duly endorsed by a medical doctor.

The suspect was later arrested and she admitted the offence in her caution statement in the presence of an independent witness.

She was subsequently charged for causing harm to the complainant.
Hearing continues on April 25, 2022.