Police at Somanya in the Eastern Region have apprehended a 25-year-old trader for allegedly dumping her five-year-old son in an abandoned well at Ogome, a suburb of Somanya.
The deceased, whose name was given as Joseph, has been reported missing for the past three days and official complaints have been lodged with the police.
The suspect, Rita, a 25-year-old mango seller who has been announcing the disappearance of his child on a local radio station took the community by surprise when she confessed to committing the crime after family members insisted she knew the whereabout of the missing child.
As if she was under a spell, the suspect, led her family to the crime scene where the lifeless of Joseph was found floating face down.
It unclear what may have compelled the suspect to kill her own son but some residents who want to be anonymous attribute it to economic hardship after father of the child abandoned them.
The body of the deceased has been taken to the Atua government hospital for autopsy and preservation.
Meanwhile, scores of residents of Ogome and surrounding communities have gathered at the crime scene to catch a glimpse of incident.