Man arrested for killing and burying 2-day-old baby

A 54-year-Old man, Benjamin Acquaah, affectionately called Kwame Ntori, is currently in the grips of the Assin South District police command for allegedly killing his two-day-old daughter for being infected with syphilis.

According to the Assin South District Police Commander, DSP Okyere Andam, the suspect, who was once a worker in a hospital went through the folder of the newborn baby but after realizing that she has been infected with the disease, convinced the wife, Felicia Akese that he wants to carry the baby in his arms for some time.

A few minutes later, the suspect came back with the baby, fully wrapped in a cloth with an explanation that she is dead and so he wants to go and bury her.

After several minutes of disagreement between the two, the wife, who is now the complainant in the case, had to comply under duress.

Information from the police revealed that the suspect went to Assin Kyinaso Cemetery for the burial but upon realizing that the wife was monitoring him closely decided to go and bury the body at the back of their residence.

Although the incident happened in November 2020 but the wife of the suspect, Felicia Akese, reported the case three days ago at Assin Darmang police station which eventually has led to the arrest of the suspect.

A team of investigators from the Assin South police command went to Assin Kyinaso with the suspect to show them where the body was buried, but after several hours of search at the public cemetery and the surroundings of their vicinity, the body wasn’t found.

At a point, the suspect told the investigators that the body was thrown into the toilet facility in the area, a claim which has been rejected by residents.

He has since been remanded into police custody for further investigation.


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