A caregiver who allegedly vented her anger on an 11-month-old baby girl while feeding her is in the grip of the police, following the death of the baby.
The caregiver, Clara Ayani-Ampah, was arrested after the parents of the baby girl reported the death of their child and closed-circuit television (CCTV) exposed the act of Clara.
The victim, Allegra Yaba Ackah Mensah was pronounced dead when she was taken to the North Legon Hospital.
The CCTV video seen by Graphic Online shows the victim in a neatly decorated classroom with two other babies.
One of the babies is standing in a baby’s cot while another is lying on the floor unattended with Allegra sitting on a stool.
In the video Clara is seen coming out of a room with a cup and cleans the floor with a tissue.
She is later seen trying to force what is deemed to be porridge in a cup into the mouth of the victim while she holds the baby’s hands tight behind her.
She is also seen pushing the baby’s head into the cup in an attempt to get the little girl to drink the porridge while the helpless baby who appears to be suffocating screams and throws her legs into the air.
The Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Mrs Effia Tenge told Graphic Online that a docket on the case has been forwarded to the Attorney General’s Department for advice.
She said on May 18, 2021, the father of the victim reported to the Agbogba Police that the management of the school called him to inform him that his daughter was sick and was taken to the North Legon Hospital but she was pronounced dead on arrival.
A team of police investigators went to the hospital and found the body of the victim which was examined and taken to the police hospital morgue.
An autopsy was later conducted on the body but the autopsy report was yet to be made available to the family.
The proprietress of the school, Mrs Christiana Atta Kumah, later handed over a CCTV of the day’s activities in the school to the police which revealed how Clara had handled the baby.
The body of the victim has since been released to the family for burial.