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In Ghana Woman arrested for killing her grandchild

A woman has ben arrested in Ghana for allegedly killing her three-weeks-old grandchild and burying her in a shallow grave.

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The killer grandmother, Grace Amoah play

The killer grandmother, Grace Amoah

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A 35-year-old woman, Grace Amoah, has been arrested by the police in the Cape Coast region of Ghana for allegedly killing her three-weeks-old granddaughter and burying her in a shallow grave, Graphics reports.

Amoah also known as Esi Yeboada, a petty trader, was reported to the police by her 17-year-old daughter, Joyce Amoah, a Junior High School 2 (JHS2) student, who is the mother of the dead baby.

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The suspect was said to have buried the little tot in a shallow grave behind a public toilet at an outskirt of Akotokyer, a suburb of Cape Coast.

Joyce reportedly told the police that her mother started picking quarrels with her when she became pregnant, often getting angry that she was still in school and too young to get pregnant.

Narrating further, Joyce said that when she was delivered of the baby,  her mother who was also nursing a baby, asked her to give the grandchild to her for her to breast feed her whilst she (Joyce) continued with her schooling.

However, on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, Joyce claimed she couldn't find the whereabouts of the baby and when she asked her mum, she denied knowing the whereabouts of the baby.

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The young girl then went to the police to report the missing child and her mother was arrested and during interrogation, she confessed to killing the baby and took the police to she had buried the remains which was exhumed and deposited at the Cape Coast Hospital.

Meanwhile, the suspect has been arraigned before the Cape Coast Magistrate Court on and remanded in police custody until April 21, 2016, when the case will be heard.

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