By Kwame Asare Boadu, Kumasi
A 28 YEAR-OLD housewife who did the unthinkable by beating and forcing her seven-year old stepson to eat his own excreta has been handed a one-year jail term by a Kumasi Circuit Court.
Adwoa Pinaman, the convict, was sentenced for the assault charge to which she pleaded guilty.
She would be sent back to the court later for trial to proceed on the other offence in which she is accused of forcing the little boy to eat his own faeces.
Prosecuting Police Chief Inspector Collins Nana Fosu, said that Pinamang and her husband whose name was not given, lived with the child at Akropong near Kumasi over the past eight months.
He said the mother of the victim, Afua Tawiah, also lived in the town.
Chief Inspector Fosu stated that on the morning of October 19, this year, Pinamang found the boy to have wetted his bed. and also defecated on his bed sheet.
Not happy with the development, an angry Pinamang descended on the boy and beat him resulting in cuts over his body while his face got swollen.
The prosecutor said the worst of it all was when Pinamang forced the boy to eat his faeces.
According to the prosecutor, a witness in the case sneaked to inform the biological mother of the boy who reported the matter to the Akropong police leading to the arrest of the woman.
Meanwhile the father of the victim is on the run and police had mounted a search for him,