Man cut off fingers of 11-year-old nephew for refusing to admit stealing GH¢20 in his room.
The man known as Felix Aposonge Ayelazoya has been arrested and sent to remand by the Upper East Regional Police Command for allegedly cutting.
He allegedly cut the ring fingers of his 11-year-old nephew.
The little who cried in anguish had admitted he had not stolen the said amount but Felix allegedly placed the victim’s fingers on a wooden panel and used a machete to cut the two fingers off.
The pain from the cut caused an endless cry of pain that attracted the attention of residents of Zorkor Gambolga in the Bongo District in the Upper East Region where the sad ordeal took place.
Felix had been charged with using an offensive weapon, contrary to Section 70 of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29), and causing harm and also remanded in prison custody by the Bongo Magistrate Court to reappear on July 10, 2020.
Narrating how it happened by the police ;
Mr. Fianko-Okyere who’s the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Upper East Regional Police Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police said about 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 8, this year, the Unit Committee Chairman, Mr. Atanga William, together with the suspect and the victim (name withheld), lodged the complaint at the Bongo Police Station.
According to Mr. Fianko-Okyere, the suspect, about 12:30 p.m. on that same day, had accused his nephew (the victim), who had been staying with him since he was four years old, that he had stolen his GH¢20, but the boy denied taking the money.
That, he said, infuriated the suspect, compelling him to chop off the two fingers of the boy, which left him bleeding profusely.
According to the regional police PRO, the police were preparing to send the docket to the Attorney-General’s Department.
He said the boy was given a medical form to go for treatment at the Bongo District Hospital and also asked to stay with a different family member.
Mr. Fianko-Okyere advised the public to desist from taking actions that would ruin the future and the survival of children, saying the police would do everything in their power to protect children.