A woman in Ghana has been arrested by the Police after she allegedly beat her daughter, who was reported to be sick, to death and also went ahead to bury her body secretly.
According to Adom News, the sad incident took place in Accra, the country capital. It was gathered that the Korle-Bu District Police apprehended the 38-year-old mother of four at Korle-Gonno in Accra following a tip-off.
According to police, Larteley Mensah beat young Tani Sanni until she passed away.
Police sources say the young girl suffered at hands of her own mother because she failed to cover up her vomit with sand as she had been instructed to do.
The eight-year-old had been battling a chronic skin disease.
Tani Sanni had been staying with her dad following the separation of her parents, however, due to the deterioration of her chronic skin disease, the father brought her to her mother for proper care.
Larteley Mensah reportedly sought the help of two individuals who assisted her to bury the body secretly at midnight at Lavender Hill.
Lavender Hill is an area in Jamestown situated in close proximity to where liquid waste is disposed into the sea and notorious for its stench.
Police have mounted a fierce search for Larteley’s accomplices. Briefing the media, the Korle Bu District Police Commander, DSP Theophilus Esilfie, said Larteley’s accomplices, identified as Adorkor and Ebenezer Annor, Larteley’s boyfriend, are on the run.
The woman however pleaded with the police to be lenient with her as she didn’t kill her daughter deliberately. She only intended to reprimand the ailing girl for not doing as instructed
“I am not happy to be in this kind of situation. I did not kill my daughter deliberately. I only wanted to punish her for being stubborn and not listening to me. It was out of fear that I asked Ebenezer to help me bury her” She said
Police say they will ensure that the law ruthless deals with Larteley.
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