Monday, July 21, 2014

Dad slashes throat of 3-year-old son and kills him--because mom refused to have a fifth baby (Ghana)

Dad is identified as GIDEON ABOTSI.

Police to arraign man who slashed child’s throat to death

A 37-year-old father who slashed the throat of one of his four children to protest his wife’s refusal to allow them have a fifth child will be arraigned before court later today.

The suspect took a machete in the full glare of his wife and other children, and slit the throat of the three-year-old boy, who is the last of his four children whose name was given as Sitsofe.

The incident happened at a village called Kpeyiborme near Kpeve in the Volta Region.

The Peki Police have only identified the suspect as Gideon Abotsi, aka Jarrah, a farmer.

The Volta Regional Police Commander ACP Peter King Yentumi tells Joy News the suspect will be put before court.

He said the wife’s refusal to give him an additional child was grounded on the fact that the four they already had are not well catered for.

“The man took offence and slashed the throat of the last child of about three years,” ACP Peter King Yentumi said.

Abotsi is currently in the custody of Peki-Avetile Police who are conducting investigations into the murder case.

Meanwhile, the body of the boy, Sitsofe, has been deposited at the Peki Government Hospital morgue.