15-Year-old Boy arrested for allegedly killing grandmother
A 15-year-old boy identified as Clifford has been arrested by the police for allegedly killing his 70-year-old grandmother at Gbonasua, in the Jaman South Municipality of Bono Region.
According to reports, the teenager hit the 70-year-old woman Abena Nketia on the head with a pestle, killing her instantly.
After committing the crime, according to the report, the boy allegedly single-handedly dragged the lifeless body of the grandmother into a backyard farm and buried her in a shallow grave.
The Assemblyman for Gbonasua Electoral Area, Richard Ferkah, confirmed the incident and added that the hitherto peaceful community was in shock over the incident.
Information gathered indicates that the 15-year-old boy had come to visit the grandmother and seeing a sum of money to be used to buy a tricycle (pragya) by his grandma, incessantly demanded money from the old lady, but when she refused to give him, Clifford hit her with the pestle.
According to the Assemblyman, a 10-year-old girl who resides with the deceased came back from school on that fateful day, but could not find the grandmother.
The worried granddaughter began to seek her grandmother’s whereabouts, but the suspect told the young girl that their grandmother was on a short trip to Jamdade, a nearby farming community.
After some days without seeing or hearing from Abena Nketia, neighbors began a manhunt for the old lady.
They initially contacted residents of Gbonasua, since Clifford had told the little girl that their grandmother was on a short trip to relatives in Jamdade.
After the long search yielded no results, the search party began to focus more closely on the environs of the deceased’s residence.
The stench from the decomposed body finally drew the search party to the exact spot where Clifford had buried his grandmother.
The body has since been exhumed by the police awaiting autopsy.
Clifford then confessed to eyewitnesses that he murdered his grandmother.
Clifford is in police custody assisting in the investigation.