38-year-old mother, Larteley Mensah has been arrested by the Ghanaian police for beating her ailing eight-year old daughter, Tani Sanni to death. This happened in her Accra home and her reason is that Tani, who had been battling a chronic skin disease before the incident, failed to cover up her vomit with sand as she had been instructed. Tani Sanni had been staying with her dad following the separation of her parents, however, due to the deterioration of her chronic skin disease, the father brought her to her mother for proper care.
Mensah reportedly sought the help of two individuals who assisted her to bury the body secretly at midnight at Lavender Hill in Jamestown situated close to where liquid waste is disposed into the sea and notorious for its stench. Korle Bu District Police Commander, DSP Theophilus Esilfie, said Mensah’s accomplices, identified as Adorkor and Ebenezer Annor, Larteley’s boyfriend, are on the run.