Man arrested for chopping off grandson’s leg for refusal to abandon school

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By Lorlornyofm May 7, 2017 17:42

Man arrested for chopping off grandson’s leg for refusal to abandon school

A 48 year-old farmer, Essorbilla Azure has been arrested by the Enchi District police in the Western region for allegedly chopping off the leg of his 12-year-old grandson over his refusal to abandon school and join him in farming.

The suspect, according to the Enchi District Police Commander, Superintendent of Police (Supt) Raymond Kofi Erzuah, after inflicting wounds on his grandson’s right leg and cutting the bone into two, used a kitchen stool to break the left leg to prevent the child from walking to school.

Superintendent Erzuah told Adom News after the act, the suspect then dragged the boy with the leg dangling and locked him in a room for a week.

He said the right leg of the boy, who is a class two pupil of the Nyamebekyere District Authority Primary School,  became badly infected and difficult for the medical team to save so was amputated on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

Explaining what led to the anger, Supt Kofi Erzuah said the victim lived at Nyamebekyere Kwahu community near Enchi with his grandfather while his biological parents live in Bolgatanga.

“A fortnight ago, the grandfather, who is a farmer, called the boy and persuaded him to stop schooling and join him in the farming business since his efforts will end at the farm,” he said.

The district commander said the victim declined and appealed to the grandfather to allow him go to school, adding that he would help in the farm every day after school and on weekends.

The grandfather, however, did not agree to the plea of the victim, and after several attempts to stop him from going to school failed, he did the unthinkable by severing the boy’s leg.

Source:Adomonline.com

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