The police in Kailahun have investigated and charged to court a husband and one of his wives for the death of a two-year-old boy, Fayia Hallie.
Reports say Hawa and Tenneh are both married to Borbor Hallie with two children each.
Tenneh sells ‘soda soap’ at Yailomba village in the Kissi Teng chiefdom, and reports say one day she left caustic soda in her room when Hawa’s boy entered and ate some.
The boy died shortly after gulping the soda.
When she reportedly returned to her room, she saw the boy and later put the deceased under the bed and informed her husband when he returned home.
The suspect, Tenneh, then put the dead child on her back and went out of the village on the pretext of fetching water. She came back home and told her husband the spot where she had hid the corpse.
Borbor Hallie then went into the bush, removed the dead child and threw it in a swamp near Magbey stream.
The missing child later became an issue of concern to the entire village and a search team went into action.
The nearly decomposed corpse was found two days later.
The entire household was then invited to the Koindu police station and after preliminary investigations, the matter was brought to the district headquarter town of Kailahun.
Both husband and wife have been charged for murder and will soon appear at the Kailahun magistrate court, while the mother of the deceased two-year-old boy, Hawa, has taken her other child to her home town in Liberia.