THE SUAME Divisional Police¬†Command is investigating a case in which¬†a mother of seven¬†allegedly ordered his seven-year-old son to eat the faeces of his three-year-old sister as punishment for refusing to discard it.
The station officer at the¬†police station, Chief Inspector C.K Nyamekye, who confirmed¬†the incident¬†to DAILY GUIDE, said the¬†suspect would be charged and arraigned after investigations.
Afua Patience, a single mother, allegedly committed the weird act¬†at Bohyen, a suburb of Kumasi, on Sunday, August 5, 2012,¬†after she had reportedly returned from church.
Sources said the suspect,¬†a doughnut seller in her 40s, compelled¬†the victim, a primary-three pupil, to consume¬†the faeces for disobeying her instructions.
Neighbours who spoke to DAILY GUIDE said the woman¬†subjected¬†the victim¬†to severe beatings with a wire when he initially refused to obey her.
John Addae,¬†who stays in the same house with the suspect, said he heard the suspect¬†shouting, ordering the little boy to swallow the faeces that was in his mouth.
He said in his¬†attempt to stop her, she assaulted him, resulting¬†in a cut on his right eye.
DAILY GUIDE also gathered that¬†Nana Kwaku Nsiah Asare, a reporter from New Mercury FM who was at the scene,¬†was verbally assaulted by the woman who boasted that nothing could be done to her when he told her he was going to call¬†in¬†the police.
But for the swift intervention of¬†the police, the suspect would have been lynched¬†by an angry mob from the area that¬†thronged¬†the scene.
Eventually, the police¬†arrested her and took her to the station in¬†the¬†company of the victim and a¬†witness to write their statements.
When DAILY GUIDE spoke to the¬†elder sister of the victim,¬†Naomi Afriyie, 12, she confirmed¬†her mother‚Äôs actions, and stated¬†that she¬†was in the room when her mother asked her brother¬†to eat the faeces.
She said she personally¬†saw some¬†faeces¬†in her¬†brother‚Äôs mouth after going closer to him.
According to¬†the victim,¬†his¬†little sister attended to nature‚Äôs¬†call¬†in the morning¬†and was asked by the suspect to throw it away when she was on her way out¬†but¬†he forgot and went out to play.
He said¬†in the morning of that fateful day, they all went to church and¬†when they returned, his mother¬†got angry¬†after seeing the faeces and ordered him to eat it as punishment.
The victim said he initially refused¬†and was severely beaten.
Meanwhile,¬†the victim and the witness have¬†been issued with police medical forms¬†to seek medical attention at a hospital.
FROM James Quansah, Kumasi