This is the shocking moment a nursery school caregiver apparently force-feeds porridge to an 11-month-old girl until she can barely breathe, leading to the tot’s death soon after and the worker’s arrest.
The incident was filmed by a CCTV camera at Happy Bloomers School in Agbogba in Ghana’s southern Greater Accra Region on 18th May.
Creche worker Clara Ayani-Ampah, 54, is accused of killing Allegra Yaba Ackah Mensah after the little girl died at North Legon Hospital in Accra.
The 11-month-old victim was rushed to hospital by nursery school managers after reportedly passing out.
The CCTV footage shows one child standing in a cot while another is lying on the floor without being unattended to.
Meanwhile, Allegra is seen sitting on a white chair as the suspect enters the room and cleans the floor with a tissue.
The 54-year-old worker returns and apparently force-feeds porridge in a cup to the young victim while holding her head.
The little girl repeatedly kicks out her legs as she apparently struggles for breath.
The clip ends with the woman holding the toddler’s arms behind her back.
Police spokesperson Effia Tenge has confirmed that a complaint was filed by the parents and that the case has since been forwarded to the Attorney General’s Department.
According to AtinkaNews, the father was informed that the girl was ill and had been taken to North Legon Hospital, however, she was already pronounced dead by the time he got there.
Police officers arrived on the scene and examined the victim’s body before taking it to the morgue of Police Hospital in Accra. The cops subsequently arrested Ayani-Ampah.
An autopsy was carried out on the victim’s body, however, the report has not yet been made available to the girl’s family.
School owner Christiana Atta Kumah handed over the CCTV footage to the police, revealing how the suspect apparently mishandled the tot.
The victim’s body has been handed over to the family for burial as the investigation into the caregiver continues.