A 30-YEAR-OLD woman, suspected to have gone mad, has allegedly killed her nine-month-old daughter at her residence at Zenu, a town near Ashaiman in the Kpone-Katamanso district of the Greater Accra Region.
Sarah Asiemah, a native of Akyim Oda in the Eastern Region, was alleged to have tortured her child (name withheld) to death last Friday dawn.
Meanwhile, personnel from the Lebanon Police Station in Ashaiman have conveyed the lifeless body of the baby girl to the Police Hospital in Accra, for autopsy and subsequent burial.
As at press time yesterday, plans were far advanced for the police to send Sarah Asiemah to the Psychiatric Hospital for medical attention.
The baby, neatly dressed before it was clad in a piece of cloth, was said to have been found lying motionless in the mother’s room by some residents after she had exhibited signs of madness that morning.
Her husband, Gabriel Amihere – a worker with the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) who does not reside in the same area with the woman – told DAILY GUIDE at the scene that he returned from work last Sunday only to see his rented room at Kpone ransacked.
He claimed that items such as fridge, television set and unspecified amount of money were taken away by his wife.
He said he later visited the wife on Thursday to enquire from her what the problem was – when he got to know that she had developed a mental problem.
The husband continued that Sarah was rushed to the Akyenkwa Prayer Camp in the area where she exhibited signs of getting healed before he returned to work that day.
Amihere further stated that he was at work when he received a distress call that he should rush to the house of the wife. On arrival, he was informed about the death of his daughter.
He described the woman as a lovely person who had never demonstrated any symptom of insanity throughout the years they had been together, emphasizing that it was unfortunate such a thing had occurred.
Alhaji Nuhu Musah, landlord of the woman, disclosed that his tenant was exhibiting signs of mental illness and so he called some of her relatives to inform them about the situation. They came and took her to the prayer camp for healing, and later came back and began throwing stones at people.
By Daily Guide