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Three-week-old baby killed by grandmother

Date published: Thursday, 7th April 2016

The body of the three-week-old baby [covered] after it was exhumed by the Police

A three-week-old baby has been murdered and buried in a shallow pit in Cape Coast, allegedly by her grandmother.

Grace Amoah, 38, was said to have picked a quarrel with her 17-year-old daughter, Joyce Amoah, when she discovered the teenager was pregnant.

Madam Amoah's anger is said to have stemmed from the fact that Joyce was still in Junior High School form two when she got pregnant, TV3 sources, Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson and Kakra Abrowa report.

According to Joyce, when she was delivered of the baby,  Madam Amoah who was also nursing a baby at the time, requested that her grandchild be given to her to breastfeed to enable Joyce continue her education.

However, before a decision could be reached, Joyce said that when she woke up Tuesday, she could not trace the whereabouts of her baby, prompting her to confront her mother.

Madam Amoah could not give any tangible explanation; something that raised suspicion and compelled Joyce to report the matter to the Police who have since arrested Madam Amoah.

After interrogation, Madam Amoah led the Police to the outskirt of Akotokyer, a suburb of Cape Coast where the baby was buried.

The body has since been exhumed and deposited at the Cape Coast Hospital for autopsy.

The case is currently under investigation.

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