Woman pours hot water on sleeping fisherman

Aflao (V/R) A fisherman, 28, has sustained severe injuries after a woman allegedly doused his body with very hot water while he was deep asleep at night at Salakope, a coastal village near Denu, Ketu South Municipality.

This followed some misunderstanding between the victim and the suspect earlier in the morning of the day, cause of which still remains unclear.

The victim, Buernortey Puplampu, a settler fisherman from Ada, Greater Accra Region, is currently on admission at the Ketu South Municipal Hospital at Aflao, receiving treatment.

The suspect, named only as Koenya, a housewife, 40, after initial detention, is now on police inquiry bail, assisting nearby Agavedzi police with investigations.

A female relative of the victim told the Ghana News Agency that about 0730 hours on January 2, the victim visited his colleague fisherman, also at Salakope, but met only the suspect, the friend’s wife.

She said out of nothing, the suspect picked quarrel with the victim over why he was looking for her husband until they were separated.

The source said Koenya, then at about 2300 hours same day, boiled water and raced to the victim’s house with it, about 200 meters apart.

The suspect found the victim lying prostrate, deep asleep on a mat on his compound and doused him with the hot water.

The source said the victim’s wild screams aroused the attention of neighbours, who saw the suspect running away with a bowl in hand.

A source close to the Agavedzi police, said the suspect will soon be put before court.

A source close to the Hospital said Puplampu is responding to treatment despite the severity of the burns he suffered.

Source: Ghana News Agency