Thirty-seven-year-old Akwasi Boakye, an electric welder, took his two children, Bismark Kwaku Kwarteng; 4, and Angel Boakye; 2, from their mother and dumped them into a well in his compound, leading to the death of the little girl.
The boy however survived the horrendous action of his father, who has since gone into hiding.
The children, together with their mother, Grace Manu, were on their way to church when the man, with intent to commit the callous act, asked for their release to enable him to offer them food at his home.
Grace, who did not suspect any foul play, willingly released the two kids to her ex-husband and proceeded to church only to be hit by the news about the incident hours later.
The woman was said to have walked out of her marriage with Akwasi Boakye just two months after their wedding, serving the suspect with a divorce notice and returning his ring, GH¢5 bride price and two bottles of schnapps.
Unknown to his ex-wife, this, Daily Guide gathered, made Akwasi Boakye embittered, resulting in the incident which took place on Sunday.
DSP Francis Antwi Boasiako, Obuasi Divisional Crime Officer, who confirmed the incident, told the paper that the suspect was nowhere to be found after allegedly committing the gruesome murder.
The reason behind the man’s action is not known and the police are investigating the case to unravel the mystery surrounding it.
According to him, it took the cry of the 4-year-old boy to attract the attention of co-tenants of the man’s house to the incident because Akwasi Boakye covered the well after throwing the two kids into it.
DSP Antwi Boasiako said before people came to rescue the children, the little girl had drowned under the water and died, leaving only the boy, Bismarck Kwaku Kwarteng, who survived.
He indicated that the body of the girl had been deposited at the Obuasi Municipal Hospital morgue, awaiting autopsy, while the boy had been discharged from the hospital.