The Bolgatanga district court has adjourned to 14 March 2019, the case in which a mason is standing trial for setting ablaze an 11-year-old boy.
The accused person, Nsobila John, was arrested after Class News’ report that revealed the deteriorating condition of the victim, Maxwell Ayimbisa.
On 8 February 2019, Nsobila made his first appearance in court and was granted bail but his family failed to meet the bail conditions.
He was subsequently thrown back into police custody until 20 February 2019 when the family eventually met the bail conditions.
Class91.3FM’s Upper East regional correspondent, William Jalula reported that when the accused person appeared in court on Tuesday, 26 February 2019, the prosecutor, Chief Inspector Mohammed Andna, told the court that the docket on the case has been sent to the Attorney General for advice.
The case was subsequently adjourned.
Young Maxwell Ayinbisa is still nursing his wounds of over one-year-old, which he sustained after the suspect doused him with petrol and set him ablaze for allegedly peeping at a woman in a bathroom.
On 24 November 2017, Ayinbisa and two of his friends were sent to buy petrol from a fuel station.
According to Ayinbisa, on their way from the errand, a man accused him and his friends of peeping at a woman in a bathroom.
The little boy said his friends fled and left him behind. He was grabbed by his accuser, Nsobila John, who wrenched the gallon of petrol from him, doused him with the fuel and struck a match at him.
When Class News’ William Jalulah visited the family of the victim at Pobaga, a suburb of Bolgatanga in the region, he met a suffering boy whose sore-riddled head, torso and hands were in band-aids.
The foul odour from his puss-filled sores was unbearable.
The father of the victim, Mustahpa Rahamani told Class News that the suspect, after taking care of the initial medical bills of the boy, abandoned him.
The Bolgatanga Municipal Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Samuel Punobyin told Jalulah that the families of the victim and the suspect had reached an agreement to settle the matter out of court.
He noted that the suspect agreed to foot all medical expenses before he was granted bail.
DSP Punobyin noted that the police are willing to process the suspect for court since he has reneged on his promise.