WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING STEPSON
A 45-year-old woman has been arrested by the Suhum Police in the Eastern Region for assaulting her 13-year-old stepson for allegedly stealing her GHC300.
The suspect, Beatrice Amo, who is heavy with pregnancy, allegedly subjected her stepson to inhumane treatment over allegations of stealing which the boy now hospitalized at the Suhum Government Hospital denied.
According to the victim, his stepmother locked him up in a room for almost a day without food and water and smeared his genitals and other parts of his body with grounded pepper.
The victim also claimed that she subjected him to physical torture, leaving him with multiple bruises around parts of his body and a swollen face.
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Confirming the incident, the Suhum Municipal Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Joseph Owusu said, the alleged culprit has been arrested pending further investigations into the allegations.