Woman Bathed With Palm Nut Soup
A TWENTY-year-old mobile phone recharge cards vendor is in the grips of the Community 1 District Police Command for pouring hot palm nut soup on her friend. Mary Kofi poured the hot soup on Esther Fosu for daring to come to her house to confront her about spreading false rumours about her (Esther). Mary and Esther, an unemployed lady, were said to live in the same community at site 2, Community 1 in Tema. The two were said to be so close that they spent most of their time together. The complainant usually spent time at the accused person’s place of trade. Speaking to Daily Guide in his office, Superintendent Godson Amoah, Community 1 District Police Commander, said Esther needed to buy some notebooks for her child but because she did not have enough money, she decided to sell some pieces of cloth in order to get money to buy the notebooks. The complainant took some of her cloths to Mary and asked her if she would like to buy them, but the accused said no. Esther then decided to wait and see if she could get a prospective buyer but unfortunately, no one expressed interest so she went back home. While Esther was at home, a certain Hannah, a friend of she and Mary’s, visited her and told her that Mary had come to her house and gossiped that she (the complainant) could not even buy books for her children. Hannah alleged that Mary said that if she did not cook, it meant Esther would not get food to eat. Superintendent Amoah said on October 9, 2010, at about 5pm, the complainant went to the accused person’s house and confronted her about the issue. The confrontation turned into an argument, and then a fight, but a certain woman, Amaria, managed to stop them and advised Esther not to pay attention to Mary. Mary, who was preparing palm nut soup before Esther arrived, upon seeing that the complainant had turned to leave, quickly took the boiling soup from the fire and poured it on her friend’s back, after which she took to her heels. Esther tried to catch up with her but she was unable to do so and so rushed to the police station and lodged a complainant. A medical form was given to her to undergo examination at the Tema Polyclinic. The medical form, which was signed by Dr. Kofi Asamoah, indicated that the complainant had sustained second degree burns on her back. The suspect, according to Superintendent Godson Amoah, would be arraigned before court.
Source: Daily Guide - Ghana