The Breman Asikuma Police have arrested a man and his wife for allegedly burying their two-year-old baby alive on the advice of their pastor in the Asikuma Odoben Brakwa District.
Report says, the couple buried the child near the stream the community relies on for water at at Brakwa Awoyom, a suburb of Bremang Brakwa.
Identified as Paul Adoba and Maame Ataa, the parents, are now in police custody assisting investigations.
The pastor who directed the couple to bury their child alive is currently on the run and being trailed by the Police.
An eyewitness told Kasapa FM that he was asleep Friday night when he heard people talking in a distance so he hid in his window to observe what was happening. According to him, he saw the parents of the child and the female pastor burying the live child in a dug whole.
The eyewitness said he rushed to confirm what he had seen when the suspects left only to see the child dead and covered up in the whole.
He said the parents when confronted said they believe the child was given to them by the river and so they were giving him back.
According to the family spokesperson, Justice Bonnam, the parents always complained about the health condition of the child. He said he had heard they were planning to kill him so they could have their peace of mind.