Police in Volta Region drag 1-year-old girl to court for 'poisoning' her brother

Police in Volta Region drag 1-year-old girl to court for 'poisoning' her brother

- A one-year-old child has been arrested in the Volta Region for allegedly poisoning her 5-year-old brother

- Residents in the Central Tongu District have described the arrest as strange considering the age of the girl

- Mother of Princess Gokay is calling for justice to prevail especially when she believes her daughter did nothing wrong

A court in the Volta Region has arraigned a one-year-old girl following accusations of wanting to poison her uncle’s son.

Reports say that Princes Gokay was arrested by the police in the Central Tongu District of the Volta Region. This development left residents of the area in utter shock as they wondered how a toddler could commit such crime.

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The son, who is a 5-year-old boy, is sick and bedridden and the Today’s Newspaper is reporting that the toddler appeared before the Mafi Adodime Magistrate Court to answer the charge of attempted murder.

Mother of the one-year-old lady, Esinam Yevuyibor, narrates the story to Today Newspaper in Accra as she vented frustration and anger over the issue.

“We were shocked at the forced charge preferred against the little girl by the police officers because Princess who cannot talk or knows her left from right could do such thing to her sick brother,” she told Today amidst tears.

The troubled mother stated that her daughter has not been happy ever since her playmate was taken ill. She revealed in an interview with the newspaper that Princess has been paying regular visits to him in his room and often plays with him and wondered how she could take a bottle containing a poisonous substance to kill Kwabla.

This unusual development in the Volta Region is out of the blue especially when a plaintiff like young Princess could be accused of such criminality.

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Meanwhile, police officers are investigating this situation and are yet to come out with a response but should the courts find Princess guilty, she will be the youngest child in Ghana’s justice system to be convicted of a crime and slapped with a jail sentence.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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