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Court refers mom who ‘killed’ two kids for medical examination



Court refers mom who ‘killed’ two kids for medical examination 1

Abigail Agbugla, the woman who allegedly poisoned her two children in Tema, will be medically examined as she remains in police custody, a court has ordered.

This follows indications by relatives of the suspect that she is mentally not stable.

Agbugla, 28, allegedly poisoned the children over claims that their father was not being responsible for them.

The incident occurred on Thursday, 30 July 2020.

She allegedly fed the two-year-old boy and 8-month-old girl with rat poison, local media reported.

A foamy substance oozed from the noses of the two children when a team of crime personnel and investigators from the Tema Regional Crime outfit visited the scene of the incident, hence the suspicion that they must have been poisoned.

There were no traces of assault marks on the bodies of the children.

The suspect was detained by the Tema Regional Police Command while the bodies of the deceased children were deposited at the Police Hospital Morgue awaiting autopsy.

She has been charged with murder after appearing in court on Tuesday, 3 August 2020.

Although she pleaded not guilty, the court, presided over by Her Worship Mrs. Akosua Anokyewaa Agyapong did not take the suspect’s plea.

The suspect disclosed that she had taken the children to the Tema Manhean Health Centre after they fell ill.

She noted, however, that although they were given some medication at the health center, she, on her own, added some other medication to what they had been given.

Sitting continues on August 17, 2020.

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