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Three-year-old abused boy discharged from hospital

The three-year-old boy who was allegedly brutalised by his father for damaging his phone and urinating on his bed was yesterday discharged from the Manhyia District Hospital where he was admitted for treatment.

The mother, Ms Barbara Obeng, told the Daily Graphic in a telephone interview that the boy was responding to treatment and was much better than when he was sent there.

“We have just been discharged and are preparing to leave the hospital,” she said, at about 12.30 p.m. yesterday.

She said the wounds on his back were healing but added, “we will have to be going back to the hospital for the dressing of the wounds.”


Ms Obeng said a scan on the swelling on the forehead of the boy indicated that there was a collection of blood which had since been drained.

The boy was found with scars at his back and swelling on his forehead.

Earlier this month, the police at the Manhyia Division arrested a 26-year-old national service person, Ebenezer Osei Bonsu, for assaulting and causing harm to his three-year-old son.

The harm was noticed when Barbara, with the help of the police, rescued the boy from the custody of the father at Buokrom in Kumasi where he had gone to celebrate his birthday.

He was later arraigned before the Kumasi Circuit Court on May 14, 2020, where he pleaded not guilty to two counts of causing harm and assault.

The court presided over by Ms Patricia Amponsah, admitted him to bail in the sum of GH¢50,000 with three sureties to be justified.

The case was adjourned to May 21, 2020, for hearing.


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