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A man believed to be a Togolese has allegedly caused severe burns on his three-year-old daughter at Obuasi Ahansoyewodea in the Obuasi East District of the Ashanti region.
The 35-year-old father who placed the child on hot water said the girl was disrespecting him and also displaying irresponsible behaviour at home.
Adom News’s Isaac K. Normanyo reports that the accused initially ignored narrating what happened to the little girl, but was rather lamenting that his child obeys the mother and ignores his instruction.
He then admitted that “the bruises on her body is not because she is sick.”
“Her mother has taught not to respect me, now when I want her to do something or take something for me, she ignores me,” he told the Adom News correspondent.
“When I have food right now, she will come closer to eat and if she wants to attend to nature’s call or urinate, she will release them on herself,” he added.
He told the reporter that the child has been living with her mother in Togo while he stays in Ghana for some time now, hence his desire to have some control over the child.
The three-year-old is currently is receiving treatment at the Obuasi Government Hospital.
The Commander at Obuasi Division of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU), Supt. Coledeus Adagbe who narrated the incident to Adom News says the man has been arrested.
According to the Commander, the police has initiated investigations into the matter.
Meanwhile, the Assemblymember of the area, Vincent Akwesi Donkor, on his part advised all mothers to seek help once they suspect the father of their child has become cold towards their children.
“Women, if you notice a change of mind from your husband behaviour, report to the police. That does not mean the police will arrest and kill your husband, but if you notice something fishy in your room and do not report, you are the one who will bear the pain,” he said.
He further pleaded with the general public to come to the aid of the little girl and her mother to enable her travel back to her hometown after the child’s treatment.