The Asikuma Odobeng Brakwa Police have arrested a couple identified as Paul Adoba and Maame Atta from Breman Brakwa in the Central Region for allegedly burying their 2-year-old son alive.
The couple said that a fetish priestess convinced them that their kid, who couldn’t walk or communicate, was a spirited kid who needed to be slain.
Abubakar Mohammed who happens to be the tenant of the couple narrated that the couple together with the fetish priestess dug a grave and buried the child alive.
He thought something wasn’t quite right, so he awoke at midnight to the clandestine movement of the couple and the fetish priestess, according to him.
“I saw them carrying the child to where the pit was being dug. It was around 12 midnight. It was awkwardly strange and so, I got up to close my window,” he said.
“I was alone and a bit afraid and so I couldn’t step out. It was during that time that the man left the scene and came to the yard in our compound. It was my landlord and so I asked him what on earth he was doing at this time behind the house,”
According to Abubakar Mohammed, his landlord indicated that his child was not feeling well, and a fetish priestess advised that they do certain rituals for the child, which they are doing.
Reacting to the incident, the chief of Breman Brakwa, Nana Kofi Hammed said that he is extremely surprised at the act of the couple and the fetish priestess. Though they have left the two in the hands of the police, some rites ought to be performed.
“The couple and the priestess came to bury the child alive and so those who suspected it reported it to the police. I was here in the evening when the relatives of the couple came that this was what had happened and so they were begging for forgiveness. I said no, it’s a huge crime that ought not to be entertained,” he explained.
“I said this is never done. Even when day old children die, they are not buried like that, let alone burying a child alive. What’s so grievous is that they buried this child close to the mainstream we all depend on,” he added.