The Central Region Police Command has arrested a 27-year-old man for the alleged murder of his two-year-old stepdaughter at Assin Awisem in the Assin South Municipality.
The suspect, Ebenezer Antwi, allegedly assaulted the mother of the baby and snatched the stepdaughter to an unknown destination, killed and later buried her under a cocoa tree.
The Deputy Central Regional Public Relations Officer, Sergeant Isaac Ettie, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that on Saturday, November 14, at about 3:30pm, Madam Alice Gbeve, reported to the Assin Awisem Police Station that Antwi, who is her boyfriend, had assaulted her and taken her daughter away with him and had not returned home.
Sergeant Ettie said at about 6pm that same day, police intelligence led to the arrest of Antwi who was without the baby and heading towards Assin Asamang.
He said Antwi confessed the crime to the police.
The Deputy PRO said the suspect said he gave the victim ”Gramazone” a popular weedicide in the area and buried her under a cocoa tree on Friday, November 13.
The police retrieved the body from where it had been buried last Saturday and detained the suspect to assist the police in its investigations.