A young lady identified Esi Gyaawa killed her two-year-old boy to make way for a romantic relationship with a new man at Breman Brakwa, in the Asikuma-Odoben Brakwa district of the Central region of Ghana.
A resident whose name is simply identified as KB, claimed he heard the young girl threatening to kill her son if his father did not come for him. Minutes after that, he said he heard Gyaawa screaming for help only to find the boy lifeless with his head in a bucket of water in her room.
KB noted that since the teenager found a new lover, her attitude towards the child changed prior to his death. Sometimes she leaves the two-year-old boy alone for about two days just to see her lover. The boy really suffered, he said.
Subsequently, the residents alerted the police about the incident which led to her arrest. Gyaawa confessed to killing the boy and asked for forgiveness.
According to Gyaawa, when she had her first child, the father gladly took responsiblity so there was no burden on her, but the second (deceased) was a huge burden because the father failed to take custody of him.
This, she said, pushed her to end the poor boy’s life so she could have a clean sheet for a new romantic relationship.
The deceased’s crime, according to her, was that he was a hindrance ner new relationship.
Ms Gyaawa is in police custody assisting with investigations.