Police detain woman, 77 over sins of adult son

A 77-year-old woman and resident of Klikor Akato, in the Volta Region, is in the custody of the Tema Regional Police Command for an alleged crime of her ran-away son.

Adzo Dogbey was picked up by some police personnel, led by Detective Awudi Timothy, of the Agbozome Police Station on Sunday, May 14, and is still in the coolers until she provides information on the whereabouts of her 33-year-old son, Kamasah Mawunyo, aka Embassy, who is alleged to have absconded with GH¢200,000 belonging to his expatriate employer.

A relative of the woman told The Chronicle on Tuesday that, the last time Daavi Adzo saw her son was on May 13, when he returned home with news of some huge money he had landed on.

The relative said Daavi Adzo did not see the money Mawunyo claimed he had gotten, but when Mawunyo went home and saw his mother in a terrible condition, he gave her GH¢500 (Five hundred cedis) to go to the hospital for healthcare.

“The medical bill was GH¢250, so when Adzo returned home, she gave Mawunyo the balance but he asked her to keep it. Mawunyo left home that Saturday evening without a word to anybody,” the family relative narrated.

The next day, May 14, some police personnel went to Klikor Akato, where the old woman lives, to enquire about the whereabouts of her son, after they had told her about his crime.

“Daavi told the police that the last time she saw Mawunyo was yesterday (Saturday) and told them about the money he gave her to go to the hospital. Nobody saw the money Mawunyo claimed he had brought. All he gave his mother was GH¢500 for her medical care.

“The police told us that they came from Agbozome, so they needed Daavi to follow them to the station to write her statement, which she obliged and went with two of her sons, my nephews, who lived with us in the village,” a brother of Adzo Dogbey told The Chronicle.

After her written statement at the Agbozome Police Station, the police told my nephews to go home, and they whisked away my sister to the Tema Regional Police Command where she has been in custody since May 14, 2023.

One of Madam Adzo’s daughters, who resides in Sogakofe, told The Chronicle on the telephone that the police demanded two sureties for her mother’s bail on Monday, but when her uncles expressed readiness to stand in as sureties, the police declined, insisting that the old woman told the police about the whereabouts of her son.

“When I called the CID, he tells me they will put my mother before the court to be remanded until she tells them where they can find Mawunyo.

“The police refused me to see my mother when I met them at Sogakofe on the day they were taking her to Tema,” the daughter lamented.


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