A 32-year-old woman, Vera Koranteng, who dipped her husband’s 10-year-old niece’s hands in boiling water is to remain in police custody for two more weeks as the judge handling the case was absent when the case was called on Thursday.
The case was called at the Odumase Krobo Circuit Court in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality in the Eastern Region but the judge, Mr Francis Gbedzro, was filling in for a colleague the Akropong circuit court for a fried on leave.
The case has thus been adjourned to Thursday, October 29, 2020, and the woman has been remanded into police custody.
the Prosecutor, Detective Sergeant Leticia Acheampomaa, presenting the facts of the case, revealed that the 10-year-old had been living with her uncle and his wife, Vera Koranteng for a year and a half.
Vera asked her to clean a room one time, which the girl did, but Vera was not convinced and proceeded to dip her hand in boiling water.
When she realised the girl had been hurt, she tried to cover it up, warning the girl to tell her uncle that she had fallen in oil.
A relative visiting the family, however, found the girl and returned her to her parents in Kpetoe in the Volta Region, where the victim narrated her ordeal, leading the rest of the woman.