Grandma who cut fingers of 9yr old girl bonded to be of good behaviour

The 60-year old woman, who cut the fingers of her granddaughter she accused of stealing GHC10 and candies, has signed a bond at the Akropong Circuit Court to be of good behaviour.

Ama Adobea in November inflicted multiple razor blade wounds on the girl to serve as a “punishment,” although the nine-year old girl was said to have denied stealing the money and the candies from her bag.

She was on Wednesday arraigned on a charge of causing unlawful harm, which she pleaded guilty to, and pleaded with the Court to temper justice with mercy.

The court obliged and according convicted her on her own plea but bonded her to be of good behaviour for a year. The court ordered that the girl is taken to stay with her father at Kasoa in the Central Region. The girl’s wounds have been healed and discharged from the hospital.

Economic hardship forced the girl’s mother to leave her in the care of the old woman in Tutu, a town in the Eastern Region, to enable her migrate to Accra where she is struggling to make-a-living.

The girl [name withheld], a primary two pupil of Tutu Presby Primary in the Akuapem North Municipality of the Eastern Region, who could not endure the pain from the injury, reported her ordeal to her teachers when she reported to school a day after the incident.

The woman admitted to having nicked the girl with razor blades when school authorities went to her house to ascertain the veracity of the girl’s claim, quoting the woman as having said: “Yes, I did it so what? She is my grandchild and very stubborn”.

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The school authorities and the assemblyman in the town, one Jaro, took the girl to the Tutu Community Health Centre for first aid and called in the Police who came to effect the arrest of the woman.

By Yvonne Neequaye|