Police in Atwima Nwabiagya North District of the Ashanti region have arrested the suspect accused of killing a one-year-old toddler.

The suspect, who has only been identified as Emmanuel, also inflicted machete wounds on the deceased’s father and sister, who are currently battling for their lives at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

Emmanuel, the son of a landlord, allegedly butchered the toddler after he had an altercation with the child’s father, who is a tenant in their house.

According to eyewitnesses, the father of the toddler, who has been identified as Obed Asamoah, had returned from work when his now-deceased son, who has been identified as Samuel Amo, rushed to welcome him. The father then carried him and made his way to his room, but was accosted by the landlord’s son, who was wielding a machete.

During the altercation, the suspect, Emmanuel, reportedly started inflicting machete wounds on the toddler and did the same to the father. According to eyewitnesses, the suspect then attacked the toddler’s sister, who rushed to the scene to check on her father and little brother, who were both lying helplessly on the ground.

The three—the father and his two children—were rushed to Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, but the toddler, Samuel Amo, was pronounced dead on arrival.

The mother of the deceased, Janet Owusuwaa, said the suspect went into hiding following the incident but has now been arrested and is in Police custody.