7-year-old girl “poisoned” by neighbour, broke mom can’t get justice

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In front of a small mud house on the outskirts of Breman Brakwa in the

Breman-Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa district of the Central Region

26-year-old Amina Musah sits on a little stool propping her jaw with

the cup of her palm.

Musah's 7-year-old daughter died shortly after eating food served her

by an influential neighbour whose child the girl played with.

The little girl was buried without a post-mortem. A nurse at a local

clinic wrote that Amina's baby was poisoned albeit by herself; that

the little girl may have swallowed poison.

The suspect at the centre of the controversy is said to be the wife of

a medicine man in the area who buried the little girl immediately

after the incident, spawning suspicion that the girl may have been

used for ritual purposes.

In a poverty-stricken community where most people live on less than

one dollar a day, pushing for justice – mostly an expensive venture –

is often rare.

Musah fears she will end up in jail if she attempts to seek justice in

this matter because she has no money to pay for the services of a

lawyer. The suspect is rich and is said to have bribed some people to

keep mum.

Late police report?

This tale set in Breman Brakwa unfolded on the 4thof August, 2014,

about four months ago. It was never reported to the police.

As a result, officers in the town are unwilling to take up the matter,

claiming evidence available to them is too weak.

Amina's fear of losing both her child and her freedom if the matter

goes against her and the failure of the police to act mean a killer

will be left off the hook.

"This town is like Sodom and Gomorrah," one resident told

Myjoyonline.com, adding, "anything happens here".

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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