One of the children of the couple found dead in their home at Abuakwa Maakro in the Ashanti Region has revealed that they “starved” themselves because their parents told them that “food was a curse”.
Samuel Jackson and his wife Ernestina Jackson were found dead in their room on July 27, 2022, when police entered their rented apartment. Their two sons were also found in an unconscious state and were rushed to the Abuakwa Polyclinic.
The oldest son appeared to be highly traumatized and could not speak properly.
The younger son who spoke to Citi News did not know the current state of their parents. He however disclosed that they refused to eat for religious reasons.
“We were not eating because our parents said food was a curse. That’s because they were worried over something. Now we know it. If you want to put the curse out of the food, you have to first pray and then eat. Our parents were not eating too”.
He further explained that they run out of food for a period of time in the house, but were locked inside their apartment.
“We run out of food for many days, and we became weak. The police came to our house and took us to the hospital. They took my mum and dad to the other hospital and brought me and my brother here”.