In the Sefwi-Wiawso Municipality in the Western North Region, an 11-year-old girl is discovered dead in a goat corral at Low Cost. Comfort Otubea Larbi, who passed away, was a primary five student at Morning Glory School. For preservation and an autopsy, the body has been placed at the Wiawso Government morgue.
Mr. Godfred Baah-Dwase, Municipal Social Welfare officer of Sefwi-Wiawso, who confirmed the story to the Ghana News Agency, said it happened on Thursday, July 7, 2022, between 1530 and 1630 hours. He said when the deceased returned from school, she usually tidied the goat pen, and assisted her stepmother, Madam Priscilla Adjei, to prepare dinner for the family and complete her homework before retiring to bed.
Mr. Baah-Dwase said on that fateful day (Comfort) proceeded to the goat pen which was about three metres away from their house to put the place in order. About 20 minutes later, there was no sign of her, so the stepmother peeped through the window and spotted her kneeling.
He claimed that when Madam Adjei approached the deceased to find out what she was doing, she discovered a rope around her neck and began screaming to alert neighbours. A passing by eyewitness rushed the deceased to the Wiawso government hospital, where she was pronounced dead. “There was no blood, foaming, or rope markings on the body when I went to the mortuary and examined it. I discovered that a month before, a similar occurrence occurred, but no one reported it to my office.
According to Mr. Baah-Dwase, the Wiawso District Police Command was notified of the case to assist in elucidating the circumstances behind the deceased’s death.