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Father hangs one-and-half-year-old son

Suicide Noose

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 Source: Ghanaian Times

The body of a one-and-half-year-old boy has been retrieved by the police from a bush behind shoprite at Weija in Accra.

The deceased, identified as Uncle Joe, was believed to have been killed by his biological father Samuel Kwadwo Dankwah, a 36-year-old mason, about two weeks ago at Weija.


The body was found hanging on a tree in a bush in a state of decomposition.


Throwing more light on the incident, the Weija District Commander, Superintendent Sadiq Osei, told the Ghanaian Times in Accra on Wednesday, that Danquah was alleged to have earlier killed his two other stepchildren, Evans Kwame Abban, seven, and Dorothy Maame Ama, four, near the Shoprite and later absconded with Uncle Joe whose body was later found hanging on a tree on Wednesday.


He said a boy who was hunting for birds found the body hanging on the tree and raised the alarm.

Supt Osei said the police, who were informed about the incident, proceeded to the scene to remove the body which had been deposited at the Police Hospital mortuary awaiting autopsy.


He said the police had mounted a search for Dankwah, and urged the public to provide information to the police to assist in his arrest.


Supt. Osei said the bodies of the other two children were found in a bush at New Bortianor four days after their murder.

Source: Ghanaian Times