51-Year-Old Goldsmith Accuses Ex-Girlfriend Of Selling Their Baby For GHC5000
A 51-year-old goldsmith Kwesi Tetteh is accusing his ex-girlfriend of selling their newborn child for GHC5000.
The complainant who is a disability also accused the Adentan Police, the accused person, and the buyer to claim he is unable to cater to the baby.
Kwesi Tetteh Zodah said he met his ex-girlfriend Efe Mawutor in November 2021 and lived with her until she was confirmed pregnant in December of that same year.
Meanwhile, his dream of living with a wife and child ended when the father of Efe found out that he had a disability.
“Her father indicated that he doesn’t want a person with a disability in His family so he refused to let us marry. Throughout her pregnancy, I took care of her. She sent me a number to make deposits on via mobile money. Where she lived, there was a woman whom I used to send the money to, also. This woman is willing to testify on my behalf”.
He try to reach Efe but was unable between August 1 till 9th as she was not answering his calls. He however got lucky on August 10th when she answered his call and claimed she had delivered at the Greater Accra regional hospital but it was still borne.
A follow-up at the facility revealed that his ex-girlfriend had lied about putting him to bed there.
“She claimed the baby died upon birth. She alleged the nurses buried the baby – a claim the nurses rejected saying, they have no records of the death. It was after she was found out that she said the baby died at Abokobi and her father buried it”.
After failing to find out where his baby was, Kwesi reported the case to the Dodowa office of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit of the Ghana Police Service. It was here he found out the truth.
“I was told by the Investigator that the baby was alive at Kasoa. It was then, that she said she sold the bay for GH₵5,000.00. She was admonished by the investigators not to say that because there’s no price tag on human life”.
The issue became murkier as Efe and the buyer of the baby insisted he is incapable of catering to the child due to his disability. He also discovered the presence of another owner of the child he is claiming to be his.
“The lady has also said that I am not the father of her baby. I’ll have to conduct a DNA Test to prove my claim as the father of the baby. After the commander spoke, the narrative changed to my ability to father a child”.
Kwesi who is now confused wants an independent body to conduct a DNA test on the child who is currently with the buyer who is said to be a trafficker in Kasoa in the Central Region. His reason, he does not trust the parties involved.
“They said we would be arraigned for the court to determine the next line of action. I will only do the DNA Test if the court directs so because I have no confidence in the service due to the past events. Please help me, I am appealing to the service to assist me with a lawyer so I can have my only child back”.
Mr. Tetteh Zodah wants a lawyer and the IGP to get involved for him to claim his only child.