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A/R: Landlord’s Son Allegedly Butchers Toddler in Atwima Nwabiagya North District

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Tragedy struck in Adankwame, a suburb of the Atwima Nwabiagya North District of the Ashanti region, when a landlord’s son allegedly butchered a toddler after an altercation with the child’s father, who is a tenant in their house. The incident, which occurred on Friday, 5th May 2023, has left the deceased’s father and sister battling for their lives in the hospital.

According to eyewitnesses, the father of the deceased toddler had returned from work when his son rushed to welcome him. As he made his way to his room carrying his son, the landlord’s son, Emmanuel, reportedly accosted him with a machete, and an altercation ensued.

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During the altercation, Emmanuel allegedly started inflicting machete wounds on the toddler and his father. Samuel Amo, the toddler, died from his injuries on arrival at the hospital, while his father and sister are currently receiving treatment at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

Eyewitnesses reported that the suspect also attacked the toddler’s sister, who rushed to the scene to check on her father and little brother lying helplessly on the ground.

The mother of the deceased, Janet Owusuwaa, revealed that the suspect went into hiding following the incident but has now been arrested and is in police custody. She expressed shock and disbelief at the tragic loss of her son, calling for justice to be served.

The incident has sparked outrage in the community, with many calling for justice to be served and for measures to be put in place to prevent such tragedies from happening again. For the most part, the incident serves as a reminder of the need for peaceful coexistence and conflict resolution in our communities to prevent such senseless loss of lives.

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