Mother allegedly kills her two babies over GHC 20 ‘chop money’
The Tema Regional CID has opened investigations into the alleged murder of a boy and a girl aged two and eight months respectively by their mother.
The mother, Abigail Agbubia, 28, is suspected of having administered a poisonous liquid to the children, killing them in the process at her residence in Tema Manhean.
The incident occurred on Thursday, July 30, and residents who heard about the incident trooped to the scene.
In a viral video, some women were heard in the Ga language condemning the mother over what they described as wicked murder.
One angry neighbour accused the suspect of being lazy over complaints that the father of the children only provided GHC 20 weekly for the upkeep of the children.
The woman suggested that the suspect could have sold sachet water or found a job “rather than killing your child”.
The woman who was heard in the video, which did not capture her face, said she has four fatherless children, but she hustles to take care of them by herself.
Acting Head of the Police Public Affairs Unit at Tema, Chief Inspector Dede Dzakpasu, explained that the Tema Regional CID had information about the deaths at about 5:30 pm on Thursday.
The crime scene team and investigators visited the scene where they found the motionless bodies in a wooden structure.
Upon inspection, no marks of assault were found on the bodies.
However, their mouths and nostrils were foamy.
Police retrieved a bottle containing some liquid which will be sent to the police forensic laboratory for examination.
The mother of the children was arrested and detained to assist with the investigation.
The bodies of the children were conveyed to the Police Hospital where they were confirmed dead by a medical officer and later deposited in the hospital morgue for autopsy.
The Tema Regional Police is appealing to the general public, especially residents of Tema New Town, to volunteer information on the death of the children by contacting the crime officer on telephone number 0244287775.