A 33-year-old Ghanaian woman, confessed to setting her ex-husband and his new family on fire while they were sleeping out of jealousy.
The woman who wiped out her ex-husband’s entire new family committed the crime on Monday 27th of January, 2014.
Efua Badu and her ex were once married but later separated when the two were having problems in their marriage. Their families tried to settle the matter, but her ex-husband insisted it was over. He later got married and impregnated a 25-year old lady who gave birth to a daughter who is now two and half year-old.
Efua who couldn’t stand losing her man, the father of her two kids, at around 1.30am in the early hours of Monday set the uncompleted building her ex was living ablaze, killing him, his new wife and their baby while they were all asleep. She later fled from the scene, but when fire fighters got there, they couldn’t trace where the fire began and said someone might have set the family ablaze.
After investigation, Efua was traced to her home by the police, where they saw some burns in her right arm and face. She denied ever knowing anything about the fire, but later confessed she was behind it when she was been interrogated. She admitted she did it out of jealous and pleaded to be forgiven.
The charred bodies of the three have been deposited at the Police Hospital morgue for examination. Sadly, the 25-year old new wife and her daughter only got to the man’s house for the first time on the 26th of January, 2014, when he went to bring them to start living with him, from where they used to live and died few hours later.