Man Poisons 2 Children To Death, Commit Suicide At Shama

A man has killed himself after allegedly killing his two children at Shama Junction in the Shama District of the Western Region.

The suspect, Benjamin Eshun reportedly committed suicide by consuming poison after poisoning his children also to death.

The victims are an 8-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl.

According to information, the suspect and his wife had misunderstanding and they have been living separately for sometime now with the wife staying at Ngyeresia and the man at Shama Junction.

The huaband was said to have suddenly called the wife and threatened the lives of the children that if the woman does not come for them, he will kill them.

She rushed to the house of the suspect but was refused access to the children when she reported the matter to the police station.

Police intervened and retrieved the kids from the suspect but upon reaching the police station, the kids shockingly started to vomit and died upon arriving at the hospital.

Meanwhile, the suspect was also rushed to the Volta River Authority, VRA Hospital for treatment but could not survive.

Investigations are still ongoing to ascertain the facts leading to such a gruesome act.

By Vincent Kubi