The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, has said it is keenly monitoring the fallout from the case where a woman who had inflicted cutlass wounds on her five-year-old stepson left the wounds to fester resulting in the boy losing his left hand.
The incident took place at Ahomfie, a village near Abura Dunkawa in the Central Region about a month ago.
[contextly_sidebar id=”8HICdAlhbGIXLaQ5l4lzi9wBfKxLBB1e”]But the boy was deprived of any significant medical care during the period, according to reports.
The left arm of the five-year-old boy, which was said to be decomposing and had sustained irreversible nerve damage, was amputated on Wednesday after a successful surgery at the at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital.
The Central Regional Director of the Gender Ministry, Thywill Ekpe, said her outfit will not relent on their effort to pursue the case.
“We’ve started following up already. Today, I have had a discussion with the [Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit] DOVSSU Regional Commander, and we will still follow up to ensure that they do whatever they have to do.”
“It is the law courts that have to determine whatever case it is so we believe that the law will take its own course and that we will be following up,” she told Citi News.
Step-mom to spend fortnight in jail
The Abura Asebu Kwamankwse Magistrate Court has remanded into prison custody, Efua Abaduwa, the woman who slashed his five-year-old, stepson’s hand with a cutlass.
She was given a provisional charge of causing harm and is to reappear in court on February 14, 2019, although she has explained that the cutlass cut the boy accidentally.
Also arrested in connection with the case is the father of the victim, David Mensah, aged 36, who was also remanded into prison custody by the same court to reappear on the same date.
He has been charged with abetment of crime.
By: Philip Nii Lartey | citinewsroom.com | Ghana