July 19, 2024
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Police On Manhunt For SHS Student Who Allegedly Poisoned His Baby

The Ghana Police at Assin Praso in the Assin North District of the Central Region have mounted a search for a teen father who has allegedly poisoned his ten-day-old baby with weedicide.

The suspect, 19-year-old Godfred Nelson, is an SHS 3 student, and a native of Assin Praso.

Information gathered indicates that after impregnating his 16-year-old girlfriend, Esther Baah at Adanse Praso, Nelson asked her to abort the pregnancy since he was not ready to father a child but failed to get Esther to abort the pregnancy.

However, 10 days after the baby was born, the suspect decided to feed the baby with weedicide. According to the grandfather of Esther, Kwaku Arkoh, Esther met her baby crying uncontrollably when she returned from the bathhouse.

Confused about what could be wrong with the baby, she decided to breastfeed her but discovered liquid stains on the child’s clothes and a foamy substance on the baby’s lips.

The baby was rushed to the Assin Praso Presbyterian Hospital for medical attention where it was noticed the baby had been poisoned. The suspect then went into hiding after committing the heinous crime.

According to the teen mother,  she and her boyfriend intended to kill the child so they could continue schooling.

According to her, she changed her mind as a result of the pains she had during birth but was unaware that her lover had not given up his plan to kill the child.

The baby is currently receiving treatment at the emergency unit of the Presbyterian Hospital in Assin Praso, while the suspect father remains on the run. The matter has been reported to the Police who have mounted a manhunt for the suspect.

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