A-37-year old father who slashed the throat of one of his four children to protest his wife’s refusal to allow them have a fifth child will be arraigned later today.

The suspect, took a machete in the full glare of his wife and other children, and slit the throat of the three year old boy, who is the last of his four children whose name was given as Sitsofe.

The incident happened at a village called Kpeyiborme near Kpeve in the Volta Region.

The Peki Police have only identified the suspect as Gideon Abotsi, aka Jarrah, a farmer.

The Volta Regional Police Commander ACP Peter King Yentumi tells Joy News the suspect will be put before court.

He said the wife’s refusal to give him an additional child was grounded on the fact that the four they already are not well catered for.

“The man took offence and slashed the throat of the last child of about three years,” ACP Peter King Yentumi said.

Abotsi is currently in the custody of Peki-Avetile Police who are conducting investigations into the murder case.

Meanwhile, the body of the boy, Sitsofe, has since been deposited at the Peki Government Hospital morgue.

Listen to ACP King Yentumi