The Pru East District police have Mary Adu, a 29-year-old single mother, under arrest for abusing her 4-year-old son.
After a neighbor complained to social welfare officials about the mother’s treatment of her son inhumanely, the mother was taken into custody.
The source of the information, Mr. David Duku, informed Adom News that he saw her beating her son repeatedly for hours till he was covered in bruises.
Together with the DOVSU team, the Social Welfare officials went to the scene and detained the suspect for additional investigation.
The young victim, who is four years old, was taken urgently to St. Mathias Hospital in Yeji, where he is still receiving care.
According to Madam Lydia Apam from the welfare department, the boy had serious injuries to his face and other body parts.
He will be prepared for surgery because of the severity of his injuries.
In order to find a long-term solution to the issue, Madam Apam added that the case will be taken up and the proper procedures would be followed.