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Regional News of Tuesday, 25 October 2016


Man’s house and car burnt in Lashibi over contract marriage fracas

Larry's burning car Larry's burning car

The rented house of businessman Hussein Masahuud Larry, a resident of
Lashibi in Accra has been vandalized and personal items destroyed
including a car which was set ablaze by a group of irate mob on the
night of Monday apparently protesting their anger over his marriage to
one, Zubaida Muhammed.

Residents of the Community 19 in Lashibi woke up to a state of shock on
October 25 to the sight of the burning car of Mr. Larry as well as his
vandalized house, all which happened in the absence of the businessman
and his family who are currently on a tour of Europe.

Mr. Larry has been married to Zubaida since 2012, the woman having
previously been in another marriage which ended in divorce because she
was forced into it in the first place by her family without her
approval. The former husband however has never given up on Zubaida and
convinced the family of the woman to believe that their marriage ended
because of the influence of Mr. Larry who was a long time boyfriend of

Accordingly, Mr. Larry moved his family to the Lashibi residence to
serve as a hideout and escape from the constant threats and accusations
of his wife’s family and former husband. It’s unclear however how
they managed to locate the hideout and plotted to attack the couple on
Monday night, but met an empty house due to the Larry family’s trip
outside the country.

They didn’t leave in peace but instead vented their spleen on the
properties of Mr. Larry by tying down security man before vandalizing
the house and setting his Toyota 4x4 ablaze. The attackers managed to
escape before the Police could arrive on the scene, but reportedly left
a message that they will hunt down and harm Mr. Larry and his family
anytime they return to the country.

The Police have launched a full investigation into the incident.

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