A 54-year-old caregiver at a crèche in Accra has been arrested after a CCTV camera caught her force-feeding an 11-month-old baby who later died of suffocating.
Little Allegra Yaba Ackah Mensah was pronounced dead at the North Legon Hospital where she was rushed by the management of Happy Bloomers Creche at Agbogba, Graphic reports.
Clara Ayani-Ampah, the caregiver, was seen trying to force porridge in a cup into the victim’s mouth while holding the baby’s hands tightly behind her.
Clara was also seen pushing the baby’s head into the cup in an attempt to get the little girl to drink the porridge, while the helpless baby, who appeared to be suffocating, screamed and threw her legs into the air ferociously.
The Proprietress of the school, Mrs. Christiana Atta Kumah, later handed over a CCTV of the day’s activities in the school to the police, which revealed how Clara had handled the baby.
The body of the victim has since been released to the family for burial.
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