A woman suspected to have killed a two-week old baby of her former
boyfriend by throwing it (the baby) into a public toilet has been
arrested by Bole District Police Command, Ghana.
District Police Commander, ASP Eric Awiadem, told Citi News the mother
of the deceased baby, left him in the care of some children but could
not locate him when she returned.
“The complainant, who is the
mother of the deceased, left the baby boy in the care of other children
in her room. When she returned, the baby was nowhere to be found. A
search was conducted and we found the baby in the pit of a public
toilet,” he said.
ASP Awiadem added that the suspect, Mariama
Bashiru, is alleged to have committed the crime because she had
continuously confronted the father of the baby, who happens to be her
“They suspected her former rival that she might
have done that because she had been coming to the house to confront her
former boyfriend on certain issues. She has been picked up and is in
our custody. We are investigating the case.”