Murder 20-year-old mother cuts throat of one-year-old baby

A 20-year-old Ayishetu Fuseini has been arrested for cutting the throat of her one-and-a-half year-old baby

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Police have detained 20-year-old Ayishetu Fuseini for cutting the throat of her one-and-a-half year-old baby at Garu-Duri in the Upper East Region.

Ms Fuseini is said to have killed the baby because of humiliation from her family members for her inability to name the baby’s father.

She told police in Garu that when the child was born, family members started harassing her to identify the father of the child and as she could not do so they insulted and pointed fingers at her until she could not take it anymore.

"I became frustrated and did not know how I could support myself and the child as I am unemployed, so I decided to end the life of the baby since the community and family members were not prepared to stay with a child without a father," she said.

In her caution statement to the police, she said she got pregnant out of marriage in Kumasi where she had gone to do menial work but the man responsible for the pregnancy denied responsibility so she had to go back home to have the baby.

Mr Dasmani Abduliah , a resident in the area, told the Ghana News Agency in Garu that Ms Fuseini stayed with her parents in Duri and on August 28 when members of the family had left for work , she took the baby to one of the rooms in the house and cut her throat with a knife, killing her.

He said the incident shocked the entire community as it was the first of its kind in the area, more so, as Ms Fuseini was not known to have a mental problem.

Assistant Superintendent of Police Christian Dogbatse , in charge of the Garu-Tempane District, confirmed the incident and said the suspect had been kept in police custody pending investigation.

He cautioned the people to desist from taking such drastic measures in times of difficulties since they could always seek counsel from religious leaders and elders in their communities.

Credit: GNA

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