A 34-year-old man has beheaded his three-year-old son at Ablekuma in Accra.
Philip Jakpasu hanged himself after committing the gruesome act today, a report by Accra-based Adom FM said on Wednesday.
It is not clear what caused the man to kill his own son and then commit suicide, but tenants and the land lord in the house where he lived pointed to depression, according to the report.
Jakpasu is said to have lost his job and has been having problems with his wife.
He, the report said, earlier threatened to kill the woman and commit suicide.
The police are said to have begun investigations into the matter.