Woman who beats daughter to death being held for murder

Accra- An unemployed woman who allegedly beat her eight year old daughter to death with a cane and buried her at the sea shore near the Lavender Hill in Accra has made her second appearance at the Laterbiokoshie District Court.

Larteley Mensah, 32, whose plea has not been taken, is facing a charge of murder.

Two others namely Adorkor and Ebenezer Annor who allegedly assisted Larteley to bury the victim are on the run.

The two accomplices have been charged with hindrance of inquest.

When sitting resumed on Thursday, Larteley confirmed to the court that her relations were trying to seek bail for her at the High Court.

Ms Linda Amissah, the magistrate, remanded Larteley into Police custody to reappear on July 5.

The case as presented before the court by Prosecution led by Sergeant Eric Pobee earlier are that on April 13, this year, the Korle-Bu Police Command had information from an anonymous caller that Larteley had beaten her eight year-old daughter Tenee Sani to death.

Prosecution said Larteley has solicited the help of one Adorkor and Ebenezer Annor and they had buried the deceased at the sea shore near Lavender Hill, Korle Gonno.

Police investigation led to the arrest of Larteley and in her caution statement she admitted the offence and mentioned Adorkor and Ebenezer Mensah as those who assisted her to bury the deceased.

Prosecution said effort were underway to apprehend Larteley’s accomplices.

Source: Ghana News Agency