For some reason bizarre stories involving Parental cruelty to children has become the norm lately in Ghana. Some weeks ago, a couple was arrested for killing their little boy for attempting to have sex with his mother, earlier this week, a man decapitated his son to ‘show’ his wife for refusing to have sex with him.
The latest bizarre incident involves a woman from the Western Region who burnt the hands of her six year old daughter for devouring the meal she had reserved for her husband, the girl’s father.
The woman, Yaa Yaaba, gagged her own six year old, then held her hand over some fire to ‘teach her a lesson’. It took the girl’s screams to attract the attention of other members of the Oppong Valley community.
Reports indicate it took the intervention of several ‘strong’ men in the community to wrestle the girl out of her mom’s fierce grip.
The woman is currently in Police custody pending further investigations.
Yaa Yaaba, apparently cooked the meal for her husband and left it to run some errands.
The hungry little girl ate her father’s meal in the absence of her mother, not knowing that innocuous act was going to land her in literal hell.