Woman, 32, beats son to death over GH¢120

Rosina Sam,the suspect

Rosina Sam,the suspect

A 32-year -old woman has been arrested by the police for the alleged murder of her biological son at Kwabenya, a suburb of Accra.

Rosina Sam (trader), was said to have beaten the deceased, Andrews Sam, 11, a class four pupil at C&J Montessori School at Kotobabi, for allegedly misplacing her GH¢120.00, meant for the purchase of recharge cards.

The suspect is in custody assisting in investigation, while the body of the deceased had been deposited at the police mortuary awaiting autopsy

Briefing the Ghanaian Times, the Accra Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Efia Tenge, said the suspect on Friday sent her son to buy recharge cards worth GH¢120.00 but the deceased returned and said he had misplaced the money.

The suspect was said to have been furious over the loss of the money and allegedly beat Andrews who went to sleep.

ASP Tenge said the mother later discovered that her son had gone “cold” and could not response to her call.

The Greater Accra Regional Police PRO said the father of the deceased, Amos Sam, rushed the boy to La Hospital, but he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The police upon a tip-off arrested the suspect, who told the police that she used her hands in beating the deceased.

She said the suspect further told the police that, “the deceased went with a bicycle when I sent him, he came back without the recharge cards or the money, and so I got angry and decided to discipline him. After I had beaten him, he went into the room to sleep”.

By Agnes Opoku Sarpong

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