34-year-old Mawutor Hovor is in police grips after confessing to killing his ex-girlfriend and four other children with a rodenticide he stealthily deposited in their food.

Police say Mr Hovor hid in his ex-lover's house at Jaway Anlo, a fishing community near Half Assini in the Jomoro District of the Western Region, and succeeded in poisoning a bowl of gari meant for the consumption of the five persons.

26-year-old Noviegbo Kugblenu, and her four kids on Wednesday unknowingly ate the gari mixed with the rat poison killing them instantly.

Their bodies have since been deposited at the Half Assini morgue. 

Jomoro District Police Commander, John Ferguson Dzineku, told myjoyonline.com Mawutor Hovor, was picked up as a suspect during investigation and he confessed to the crime during interrogation.

He said Hovor confessed putting the rodenticide in the gari out of anger for being jilted by Noviegbo Kugblenu.

It is unclear whether the death of the four kids was accidental or part of Mr Hovor's scheme.

Police say he will be processed for court on Thursday February 19, 2015.