Police prosecutors have disclosed that they are awaiting advice from the Attorney General's Office after concluding investigations into the deaths of three siblings suspected to be caused by an insecticide used for bedbug control.
The victims have already been buried, and the police have obtained an autopsy report on the cause of death.
The case, involving 15-year-old Judith Ekua Frans and her siblings, 11-year-old Christian Magdaline Efua Frans, and six-year-old Nana Benin, who died after inhaling fumes from an insecticide, has been adjourned to March 4, 2024.
The incident occurred on December 28, 2023, when the children, visiting their grandmother for school holidays, were exposed to a Toptoxin Fumigation tablet, applied by their uncle for bedbug control.
The three siblings, along with their grandmother, were found unconscious the next morning, leading to the death of two siblings and their grandmother, while the third sibling later died in the hospital.
The uncle, Anthony Frans, was arrested and provisionally charged with murder, but he was granted bail of GH₵20,000 with two sureties.
The bodies of the deceased have been deposited at the morgue for preservation and autopsy.
The police will await the Attorney General's advice before proceeding further with the case.