The father accused of physically assaulting his three-year old boy
for bed wetting has pleaded not guilty in a Kumasi circuit court.
Ebenezer Osei Bonsu, reportedly, whipped his toddler with a belt and power cables for urinating in bed.
When put before court, Thursday, May 14, 2020, the 30-year old
national service personnel pleaded not guilty to the charges of causing
harm and assault. His legal counsel, Samuel Amofa Kodua, prayed the
court to grant the suspect bail.
A three-year-old boy is battling for his life at the Manhyia
Government Hospital in the Ashanti Region after his biological father
whipped him with a belt and power cables for bedwetting.
According to a report by JoyNews, this is not the first time the
little Junior (not his real name) has been subjected to such severe
beatings by his father, Ebenezer Osei Bonsu.
With a huge plaster on his forehead, Junior’s back has been left
with deep cuts, making it difficult for him to lie on his back.
His hands and thighs were not spared either. He had bandages almost all over his body as a result of his father’s assault.
“My daddy beat me with a wire. He said I’ve been naughty. He also
said I wet his bed,” he narrated his ordeal in a trembling voice.
According to his 26-year old mother, she dated Junior ‘s father for seven years but broke up with him due to his constant physical abuse.
“He hit me with anything he found whenever he was angry. I couldn’t
tell anyone at home, so I kept it to myself. Sometimes, he bites me.”
She said the man only took the little boy one Saturday to his place
on a weekend visitation only to start assaulting him. She explained that
all attempts to allow her to pick up the child proved futile until the
police intervened to rescue him.
Meanwhile, Junior’s 30-year-old father, Ebenezer, is in police custody and will be arraigned on Thursday, May 14, 2020.
Some Ghanaians took to social media to express their anger over the assault on the three-year-old boy.