A farmer identified as John who is believed to be in his 40s has allegedly murdered his seven (7) months old son and stabbed his girlfriend identified as Hamidiya at Gambia in the Upper Denkyira Municipality in the Central Region of Ghana.
According to the report, the incident happened on 30th December 2020 when the farmer tried to butcher the girlfriend with a machete but wrongly landed on his son’s head and stabbed the girlfriend who was pregnant.
Hon. Suleman Mumuni, the Assemblyman in the area, told us that John had a heated argument with his girlfriend after a young man had followed the girlfriend to the house to receive a Christmas gift.
“Madam Hamidiya came back home with a young guy who has requested for Christmas gift from her. Upon reaching the house, Mr. John who was by then cooking threatened the young guy which made him run away.
“Right after that, farmer John had a quarrel with the girlfriend which resulted in hitting the girlfriend with a machete but it landed on his son’s head who was then at the back of Hamidiya. Noticing the blunder caused, he stabbed the girlfriend who was then pregnant and fled”, he sadly narrated.
According to Hon. Mumuni, Hamidiya was rushed to the hospital but Mr. John and the 7-month baby could not be found.
He said that the girl had a miscarriage as a result of the treatment meted to her by the boyfriend.
Hon. Mumuni told Agric today that prior to this tragedy, this same man shot at his girlfriend but fortunately, he missed the target. “Mr. John on October 2020 shot at his girlfriend but God been so good the girlfriend survived and the case is even pending at the police station”, he added.
The case has been reported to Dunkwa divisional police command for investigation and the entire community is in a search for Mr. John and the remains of the baby.