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Butcher Brutalises Son Over GH¢5

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Butcher Brutalises Son Over GH¢5
* Source: Daily Guide

A Damongo-based butcher, Alhassan Moro, believed to be in his early 40s, has allegedly assaulted his 11-year-old son over GH¢5.

He claimed he beat the boy to instill discipline in him.

Mr. Alhassan had purportedly been subjecting his son to severe beatings at the least provocation.

When the latest incident got into the public domain, a Good Samaritan made a report at the police station and Moro was arrested by the Damongo police.

According to the police, the suspect assaulted his son on 25th June, 2012, leaving the boy with various degrees of laceration and bleeding on the face, hands and back.

The police told DAILY GUIDE that careful checks on the boy’s body revealed several marks of previous beatings by the suspect, suggesting the kid had indeed been tortured by his father.

Information gathered from neighbors by DAILY GUIDE indicated that the boy was not the biological child of the suspect but a relative’s son who he had volunteered to cater for whilst the boy helped him with his butchery business.

In his caution statement, Moro claimed he had been receiving a lot of complaints from a scrap dealer about the nefarious activities of his son, including stealing his metals to sell to another dealer.

According to him, he warned his son on several occasions to desist from such acts but he did not heed his advice.

He also cited instances where the boy took his money and upon thorough interrogation, he admitted to the offence and was reprimanded.

As regards the latest incident, he claimed the boy took his GH¢5 which was in the pocket of a pair of trousers he hanged in their room.

After several confrontations, his son admitted to taking the money and was subjected to severe beatings, resulting in the multiple injuries. He was later rushed to the hospital.

He insisted the beating would serve as a deterrent to the boy and compel him to change.

Confirming the incident to DAILY GUIDE, the Damongo District Police Commander, ASP Ansah Dawuda, said the child was brought to the station by a concerned citizen of the town who could not withstand the ordeal the boy went through after seeing the various degree of injury on him.

He therefore caused the arrest of Moro who, on arrival, admitted to beating the boy.

According to the police chief, the boy had since been taken to the Damongo Government Hospital for treatment while the suspect was being processed for court.

He cautioned parents against maltreating their children, indicating that the law would deal ruthlessly with them if they were caught.

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