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Ashanti Regional Police Investigates Brutal Killing of Toddler in Adankwame

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The Ashanti Regional Police Command has launched an investigation into the death of a one-year and four-month-old toddler in Adankwame, Atwima Nwabiagya North District in the Ashanti Region. The young child was allegedly killed by the son of the family’s landlord, identified as Emmanuel, after an altercation with the child’s father, who is a tenant in their house. The suspect is said to have inflicted machete wounds on the deceased’s father and sister, who are currently receiving treatment at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

The incident, which occurred on Friday, May 5, 2023, has left the family and the community in shock and disbelief. Janet Owusuwaa, the toddler’s mother, narrated the gruesome incident, stating that her husband had left for work in the morning and returned home in the evening. Her son ran to hug his father in welcome, and it was at this moment that Emmanuel, wielding a machete, confronted her husband. The suspect then attacked her son and her husband, and her daughter, who tried to save her brother, was also injured. The family had to flee the scene to avoid further harm.

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Reports suggest that Emmanuel killed the toddler out of anger following the altercation with the father. The police have launched a manhunt for the suspect and are appealing to the public for any information that could lead to his arrest.

For the most part, the community has been left in shock and disbelief at the brutal murder of the innocent child. The incident highlights the need for conflict resolution mechanisms to be put in place to prevent such occurrences.

The police have assured the family and community that they will do everything in their power to bring the perpetrator to justice. It is hoped that the suspect will be apprehended soon, and the family and community will find closure.

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