The couple who burnt the fingers of a two-year-old boy in the Ashanti Region has been remanded in prison custody to reappear on October 6, 2015.

Judge Peter Oppong Boahene remanded Nana Oti and Rita Oti, caretakers of the boy, to allow the prosecution more time to investigate the matter.

The two are accused of burning the fingers of the two-year-old with a red hot iron.

Luv FM’s Erastus Asare Donkor reported the couple, particularly, the woman showed no sign of remorse when they were remanded, Thursday.

The two were expected to be the guardians of a boy whose father is domiciled in Nigeria but they turned out to be chronic molesters of the little one, a neighbour reported.

Accusing the victim of eating out, the two conspired to burn the fingers of the two-year-old who is now at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

The victim was thought to have lost only two of the fingers but Joy FM’s Super Morning Show host Kojo Yankson who travelled to Kumasi to pay him a visit said all five fingers have been lost.

According to him, the three remaining fingers had to be cut off because they were in a complete state of deterioration.

A strong-willed boy, as Yankson described him, naturally succumbed to the pain as he moaned and groaned for most part of the time Kojo was there.

The couple was initially arrested for allegedly maltreating the victim but was released under very mysterious circumstances.

According to Yankson, hospital authorities said there was nobody to look after the boy whilst he was on admission at the hospital a reason why the suspects were released to care for him. The police also claimed there was no prima facie case at the time to continue holding the couple.

It did not appear Mr and Mrs Oti learnt any lessons from the first arrest and continued to abuse the boy some patients of the hospital claimed.

The two-year-old had “cane marks” all over his “scarred” body, Yankson described and did look like one subjected to serious maltreatment.

Things went out of control and the couple was arrested for the second time and are now facing prosecution.

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