A taxi driver has allegedly burnt his ex-girl friend and her new boyfriend to death at Obuasi Nyameso in the Ashanti region.
The suspect, Akyeampong in connivance with a friend doused his girl and lover with petrol and burnt to death after she ended the relationship abruptly.
The deceased, Yaa Ataa who has a child with the taxi driver according to reports end the relationship due to his wayward behaviour.
Adom News correspondent, Isaac Nomanyo who visited the scene said Yaa and his new lover, Akwasi Yeboah were asleep in her room when the unfortunate incident occurred.
He said Akwasi who first saw the fire managed to escape but went back to the room to rescue his girlfriend but they could not come out due to the thick smoke.
“The two were trapped in the room until neighbours forced the door open to save them” he added.
Isaac Nomanyo said the couple sustained severe injuries and were rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for treatment but were declared died on arrival.
Fortunately, Akyeampong’s accomplice who is also a taxi driver was telling someone on phone about what they had done and the passenger onboard happened to be a friend Yaa’s mother so she quickly informed family about what she had heard.
Isaac Nomanyo said the family quickly alerted the police leading to Akyeampong arrest.
Meanwhile, the Abusuapanyin of the Yaa Atta has vowed not to rest until the taxi driver face the full rigorous of the law.
Nana Mensah said some residents in the area accused the taxi driver of being behind the heinous crime “but I always defend him because he has a child with my daughter”.
What shocked him most; he stressed is that the suspect even came to the hospital to commiserate with the family when his baby mama was rushed there.
“The guy who stays in the same house with Yaa was restless when the incident occurred so no one suspected him
Nana Mensah appealed to the police to conduct thorough investigations into the matter to ensure justice is served.