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The grief-stricken father of the children who were allegedly killed by their mother through poisoning broke into tears when the bodies of four of the five children were taken from the Police Hospital morgue for burial at Akwamu Pesse in the Eastern Region.

Relatives and sympathizers who stood by the father, Mr Christian Asante, were also thrown into a state of profuse mourning. Mr Asante, however, did not claim the body of Esi, the last born of Georgina Pipson’s, because he claimed she was not his biological child. The four whose bodies were claimed for burial were Kwaku Osae Asante, 11, Yaw Ofori Asante, 9, Angel Asante, 6, and Kofi Asante, 4.

Mr Asante, who managed to speak to the Daily Graphic, said he could not bury Georgina and her last-born, Esi, because his culture did not allow him to do so without agreement from both families. He explained that there had been no co-operation between his family and that of Georgina’s after their break-up about three years ago and even after the death of the children. Mr Asante stated that he would have wished to bury Georgina and her five children together but he could not do so because of the lack of co-operation between the two families. He, however, noted that there had once been a visit by a representative of Georgina’s family to present a bottle of Schnapps to his family on the account of the death of his children.

Present at the morgue were relatives, friends and sympathizers of the deceased family. Residents of Gomoa Nyanyano in the Central Region woke up on Monday, January 4, 2010 to the tragic story of five children suspected to have been killed through poisoning by their mother, after which she also attempted suicide. Georgina was found lying in an abandoned vehicle at a fitting shop near the Accra College of Education at Madina in Accra around 9am the next day, following a tip-off by a civilian to the Madina Police.

She was sent to the Police Hospital for medical attention, where she also passed away the next day.
Source: Henrietta Brocke & Matilda Attram/Daily Graphic/Ghana

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