TRAGIC — Woman Drowns her 5 year old Son in a Well in Somanya

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An incredibly tragic story has taken social media by storm this morning as a mother has allegedly dumped her baby into a well in the Eastern Region.

According to the story, the 25-year-old mother, for some inexplicable reasons, drowned her baby in a well in the township of Ogome in Somanya in the Yilo Krobo district.

The mother reported her baby missing a few days ago, but later admitted she drowned him herself.

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An fb user recounted what happened in a post, adding some disturbing pictures which we definitely cannot publish.

Read the post revealing exactly what happened below…

HAPPENING NOW (Wednesday April 10, 2019)


A woman, simply known as Rita Dede, 25, drowned her own son, Joseph, 5, in a neglected well at Ogome, a suburb of Somanya in Yilo Krobo.


Three days ago, the mother made an announcement at the Ogome information center to inform the general public of the sudden ”missing” of her son. And that, if in case anyone sees him, he/she should return the boy to her.

A popular pastor in the area, who heard of the missing boy’s story, revealed to the family that the mother of the deceased was responsible for the missing of the son and that, the family should ask her (Rita) to lead them to where she committed the heinous crime.

This morning, Wednesday, a while ago, Rita led the family to an abandoned well at Ogome where the body of Joseph was seen floating on the surface of the water.


The Somanya Police Command are currently at the scene. The said Rita have been arrested for questioning.

Scores of people are currently trooping to catch a glimpse of the incident at Somanya Ogome.

However, the body is still floating in the well water as seen in the picture below.

Viewer discretion is advised on the photo.

Source: Kloma Hengme/GhanaCelebrities.Com


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