A woman suspected to have killed a two-week old baby of her former boyfriend by throwing it (the baby) into a public toilet has been arrested by Bole District Police Command, Ghana.
The Bole District Police Commander, ASP Eric Awiadem, told Citi News the mother of the deceased baby, left him in the care of some children but could not locate him when she returned.
“The complainant, who is the mother of the deceased, left the baby boy in the care of other children in her room. When she returned, the baby was nowhere to be found. A search was conducted and we found the baby in the pit of a public toilet,” he said.
ASP Awiadem added that the suspect, Mariama Bashiru, is alleged to have committed the crime because she had continuously confronted the father of the baby, who happens to be her former boyfriend.
“They suspected her former rival that she might have done that because she had been coming to the house to confront her former boyfriend on certain issues. She has been picked up and is in our custody. We are investigating the case.”