Two Kids Die In A Locked Car In Kumasi
A COUPLE IN Kumasi are traumatized after their two children, a one-and-a-half-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl, died in a locked car belonging to an ex-soldier.
The Asokwa Police in Kumasi gave the names of the siblings as Emmanuel Agyapong and Patricia Agyapong.
They were found dead with faeces on them, an indication that they struggled before dying in the parked car of an ex-soldier, one WO1 Hope Atta Ababio.
The sad incident occurred at the Dona Gibb Hospital at Kotwi in Kumasi where the car owner and parents of the deceased worked, around 3:30pm on Saturday.
The ex-soldier is a lab technician at the hospital whilst the father of the kids, Patrick Agyapong and his wife Beatrice Osei work as a security man and a cleaner respectively.
WO1 Atta Ababio has since been arrested by the Asokwa Police, assisting in investigations whilst the bodies of the two siblings have been deposited at KATH morgue for autopsy.
Briefing DAILY GUIDE, the Asokwa District Police Commander, Emmanuel Akonnor, said the two kids were reportedly last seen playing together at the hospital’s premises and they were never seen again until they were found dead in the car which was parked.
On that fateful day, the ex-Military man came to work around 8 am as usual, parked the car, and went to his department to work.
After the day’s work, Mr Ababio came to his car to witness the gory spectacle of the two kids lying dead in his parked car.
The matter was reported to the police who arrested the car owner to assist them in investigations and sent the bodies of the deceased to the morgue for autopsy.
Superintendent Akonnor said the police could not say whether there was any foul play or not.
Police investigations have shown that the lock of the doors of the car were not in good shape so that might have allowed the children to enter it.
The police capo stated that it was too early for anybody to draw conclusions to the dicey matter, promising that a post-mortem would be performed on the deceased as soon as possible to determine what really caused their deaths.