The Police in Sunyani has arrested a 23-year-old fashion designer, Benjamin Adjei, after intercepting him while on his way to sacrifice his nephew for ritual money.
According to reports, Mr. Adjei had been on his way to a shrine at Abesim in the Sunyani Metropolis with 13-year-old Listowel Adjei when the Police stopped the taxi they were traveling in at the Abesim-Tano police barrier on Sunyani-Kumasi highway.
The Police are said to have received a tip-off from an informant who had reported that Benjamin Adjei had confided in him for help to locate a shrine where he could sacrifice his nephew for money.
Ine district Police Sergeant Benjamin Lartey is reported as saying that the suspect admitted the crime during interrogations and would be arraigned on Monday, May 17.
“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 is quoted as saying.
According to reports, a handbag containing a cutlass, a knife, red calico, a big pot, quantities of cola nuts, cowries and a sum of GH₵300.00 were retrieved from him. Apparently, these were the items for the sacrifice.
The Sunyani case comes just weeks after a 10-year-old was murdered in Kasoa in the Central Region by two teenagers who had also intended to use his body parts for money rituals.