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A 27-year-old woman, Godsway Ablorde, is in the custody of the Anloga district police command for setting a former work colleague, Ami Ablorde, ablaze and killing her at Woe, near Angloga in the Volta Region.
The suspect was arrested with the help of members of the community after she attempted committing suicide moments after setting the deceased ablaze and leaving her with life-threatening burns that led to her death.
The police said preliminary investigations so far revealed that both the suspect and the deceased were workers of the same restaurant at Woe but the management of the facility relieved the suspect of her duties.
Further investigations established that Godsway Ablorde had the suspicion that her dismissal was orchestrated by the deceased.
She, therefore, warned the management of the restaurant to also sack the victim.
On 11 January 2022, about 8:00 pm, the suspect, armed with a gallon containing a mixture of petrol and diesel as well as a box of matches, went to the restaurant and doused the victim with the fuel and set her alight.
The victim, who was then alone at the facility, struggled for her life until some Good Samaritans rushed her to the Keta Government Hospital for medical attention but she died the next morning at about 7:00 am.
The suspect was arraigned at the Anloga District Magistrate Court today, Thursday, 13 January 2022 and remanded to reappear on 24 February 2022 while investigations continue.