Caregiver remanded for killing 11-month old baby

The Accra Circuit Court has remanded a caregiver, Clara Anyani-Ampah who was arrested into police custody over the death of a 11-month-old baby girl. 

The suspect is set to reappear before the court on June 11, this year.

Ayani-Ampah was arrested after the parents of the baby girl reported the death of the child to the Agbogba police, North Legon, Accra, on May 18, this year.

The incident of abuse was captured by a Closed-Circuit-Television (CCTV) camera at the Happy Bloomers Crèche, a pre-school at Ashongman Estates in Accra.

In the video, Clara is seen trying to force some food substance in a cup, deemed to be porridge, into the mouth of the victim while she held the baby’s hands tightly behind.

She is also seen pushing the baby’s head into the cup in an attempt to get the little girl to eat, while the helpless baby, who appears to be suffocating, screams and throws her legs in the air.

The baby was pronounced dead when she was taken to the North Legon Hospital.

The Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mrs. Effia Tenge, said a docket on the case has been forwarded to the Attorney General’s Department for advice.

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