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Crime & Punishment of Saturday, 28 April 2018

Source: dailyguideafrica.com

Manhunt for accomplices of mother who killed her 8-year-old daughter

A man and a woman resident at Korle Gono in Accra, who allegedly aided a 38-year-old woman to secretly bury her eight-year-old daughter at a dumping site at the seashore near Lavender Hill – after purportedly killing her – have been declared wanted.

The two have been identified as Ebenezer Annor, supposed boyfriend of the suspect and one Adorkor, a co-tenant.

Larteley Mensah, mother of the girl (identified as Tenee Sani) was arrested after a month of allegedly committing the offence.

Police reports have indicated that Larteley, currently in police custody, beat up the daughter for vomiting without covering it with sand, until she fell unconscious and died.

The suspect then reportedly pulled the dead body into their bedroom and left it until midnight when she, together with Ebenezer Annor and Adorkor secretly buried it at the sea shore.

Narrating the incident to DAILY GUIDE, the Korle-Bu District police commander, DSP Theophilus Esilfie, said on April 13, 2018, at about 4:30 pm, police received an anonymous call that one Larteley Mensah had killed her own child and buried her at the seashore.

Following the tip-off, the police apprehended Larteley at her residence at Korle-Gono to assist in investigation.

On that same day, she led the police to the Korle-Gono Beach, near Lavender Hill, and pointed to the spot where the deceased was buried.

Preliminary investigation by the police later revealed that the suspect has four children but had separated with the husband.

Tenee Sani was said to have been battling with skin diseases for some time and was staying with the father.



On March 27, 2018, the father brought her to the mother (ex-wife) for proper care since her condition was deteriorating.

On that same day, while at home, the deceased vomited and so her mother asked her to cover it with sand but due to her condition, she failed to do so.

The sick child’s action infuriated the mother, who whipped her until she died.

The police said suspect Annor, after digging the grave, wrapped the body in a black polythene bag and buried it.

On March 19, 2018 a magistrate court at Larterbiokorshie issued the police with a permit to exhume the body for autopsy.

The body has since been deposited at the Police Hospital.

Meanwhile, Larteley has been remanded into police custody awaiting trial.