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‘Mentally unstable’ sons set house at Abuakwa Manhyia on fire, kill sick mother in the process

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Two siblings, believed to be mentally unstable, are in police custody after allegedly setting fire to their house in Abuakwa Manhyia, Atwima Nwabiagya South Municipality, Ashanti region, leading to the death of their mother.

According to the Assembly Member for the area, the brothers had a confrontation with their grandmother, who also resides in the house, and threatened to set her ablaze.

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Fearing for her safety, the grandmother promptly reported the threat to the police and left the house.

During her absence, the siblings set the house on fire, unaware that their sick mother was inside, resulting in her tragic death.

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The fire destroyed the entire house before firefighters could extinguish it. The victim’s charred remains have been transported to the morgue.

The police have initiated an investigation into the incident.

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Recounting the incident to Citi News on Wednesday, Evans Opoku, the Assembly Member for the Abuakwa-Manhyia Electoral Area, said “It was intentional, he was trying to burn the house and he wanted to kill his grandmother but the grandmother rushed to the police station to report the guy that the guy has threatened to kill her.

“So, what he was doing was to burn the house and the grandmother too. Not knowing that the grandmother had left. So, before they realised someone was burnt it was the guy’s mother.

“They were two so the police arrested them. The police said that the two people caused the incident, so they arrested them yesterday.”

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