- The Kwabenya Police have arrested a woman for allegedly killing her son over money
- The boy was said to have lost the money his mother sent him to buy recharge cards with
- His body has since been deposited at the morgue
The Kwabenya Police in the greater Accra Region has arrested a 32--year-old woman reported to have beaten her eleven year old son to death.
The suspect, whose name has been given as Rosina, owns a confectionery shop at Kwabenya, stated a citifmonline.report.
She was said to be furious with the boy losing an amount of GC 120 cedis she had sent him to buy recharge cards with.
The victim, Andrew Sam, a class four pupil of C&J Montessori at Kotobabi in Accra, met his untimely death last Sunday when he returned from the errand to report to his mother that the money had got missing.
According to the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Accra Regional Police Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Effia Tenge, Rosina, became angry with her son and dragged him to her room.
There, she locked him up and beat him merciless, ASP Effia Tenge said.
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After beating Andrew who happened to be the eldest of her three children, Rosina left for her shop to continue with her business activities.
After a while, Andrew is said to have called his mother to come to his aid because he was getting cold, but the mother who was still angry ordered his son to shut up.
Andrew is said to have called out to his mother again because the cold was becoming severe, but Rosina only asked him to cover himself with some clothes.
According to the police, Rosina ignored the calls by her son to help him and returned home at 9:30 p.m. when she closed from her shop.
Upon entering her room, she found her son lying on the floor; she tried to wake him up but he did not respond.
Some neighbours who went to the scene reported the incident to the police, leading to Rosina's arrest about 11:00p.m.
However, when the police got to the house, Andrew's father, identified as Mr. Amos Sam, had taken the body to the La Hospital mortuary.
But the police transferred the body to the Police Hospital mortuary for autopsy.
When the Kwabenya Police, as part of their investigations, questioned Rosina, she claimed she had used her hand to beat her son.
However, some neighbours suspected that she might have used an object to punish him.
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