- Woman drowns son in well
- Its unclear why Rita drowned her own son
Residents of Ogone, a suburb of Somanya in the Eastern Region, have been hit by the bizarre news of a 25-year-old woman throwing her son into an abandoned well.
The woman who is identified as Rita Dede confessed and is in the custody of police assisting with investigations.
Joy News reported that the deceased called Joseph Tettey, was reported missing for the past three days with a complaint lodged with the police.
The mother who had earlier announced of her missing son in the community and local radio stations surprised everyone when she reportedly confessed to family members of her knowledge of the little boy’s whereabouts.
Rita then led family members to the crime scene where the body of Joseph was found floating in the well.
Bewildered residents of Ogone as well as surrounding communities, gathered at the crime scene after hearing the news.
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It is unclear what may have compelled the suspect to throw her own son into a well but some residents who spoke on anonymity attributed it to economic hardship. They claimed the father of the child abandoned him and the mother.
The body of the boy has been taken to the Atua Government Hospital for autopsy while investigations continue.
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