Man arrested for attempting to sacrifice his nephew for money rituals
Police in Sunyani at the weekend arrested and placed in
custody Benjamin Adjei, a-23-year-old fashion designer
for attempting to sacrifice his nephew for money rituals
at Abesim in the Sunyani Municipality.
The suspect allegedly lured the victim into a taxi cab,
but luck eluded him when he was arrested at the
Abesim-Tano police barrier on the Sunyani-Kumasi highway
on their way to the shrine upon a tip-off. Police District Sergeant
Benjamin Lartey said the suspect admitted the crime during
interrogations and would be arraigned on Monday, May 17.
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He explained that an informant (name withheld) came to the
Abesim police station and reported that he received a phone call from
the suspect who solicited his assistance to see a ritualist to help him
to sacrifice his nephew for money rituals couple of weeks ago.
“On Saturday May 15, the informant informed the police the suspect
had succeeded and lured his nephew into a taxi cab ready
to convey him to the place for the rituals.
“So the police laid ambush at Abesim-Tanoso barrier and arrested
the suspect,” D/Sgt Lartey noted, adding a hand bag containing
one big cutlass, a knife, red calico, a big pot, quantities of cola nuts,
cowries and a sum of GH₵300.00 were retrieved from him,” he added.