A middle-aged man, Nsobila John in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region, Ghana has set an 11-year-old boy, Maxwell Ayinbisa ablaze for allegedly peeping at a woman in a bathroom. The boy who is still nursing his wounds over one year after Nsobila poured petrol on him and set him ablaze for peeping at a woman in his narration noted that on 24 November 2017, Ayinbisa and two of his friends were sent by another to go and buy petrol from a filling station.
On their way from the errand, a man accused him and his friends of peeping at a woman in a bathroom. Not being able to escape after his friends had absconded, his accuser, Nsobila John, took the petrol in a gallon from him, poured it on him and struck a match setting him ablaze. Mustapha Rahmani, the father of the victim in an interview with newsmen revealed that the suspect; Nsobila John after committing the crime was reported to the Police but after taking care of the initial cost of treatment of Maxwell, he abandoned him. DSP Punobyin noted that the police are willing to process the suspect for court since he has reneged on his responsibility.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BtplgI3HQO2/embed/captioned/?cr=1&v=12&wp=984&rd=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn-af.op-mobile.opera.com&rp=%2Fnews%2Fdetail%2Fb8d81daa83c2416feb7b44826516ac7c_za%3Fclient%3Dnews%26features%3D16777135%26mode%3Dbody%26swdp%3D360%26uid%3Dd0ec6961613d0c443368c89decad1a58a7e76705#%7B%22ci%22%3A0%2C%22os%22%3A1796.8800000000003%7DWhat will you do if someone poured petrol on your son and burnt him? “I will burn him too,” says Kwame Nsiah-Apau, (known largely as Okyeame Kwame), in response to the question on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show Friday. That is not all. “I will get an axe and go down there and butcher him,” According to him “no amount of forgiveness can stop me from hitting this guy, burning him too and taking the law into my own hands.” Okyeame Kwame was reacting to a Joy News report on an 11-year-old boy who was doused with petrol and set on fire for allegedly spying on a woman in a bathroom in the Upper East Region of Ghana. Ayinbiha Abelinkiira was, two years ago, accused of peeping through a bathroom, to see the nakedness of a woman who was taking a bath – an offense he denies.
Annica Nsiah-Apau, visibly shaken by the ordeal of Ayinbiha admonished parents to discipline their children out of love, urging that the purpose for discipline should be the benefit that it brings the child. She said, “So anytime you have to punish a child you have to pause and think about it with the end benefit in mind. Why am I doing this, am I doing it so that the child gets it or I am doing it so that I inflict pain on the child? You must punish your child but pause and think of the impact on the child.”