Police in Sunyani has arrested one Benjamin Adjei, a 23-year-old fashion designer after a failed attempt to sacrifice his 13-year-old nephew for money rituals at Abesim in the Sunyani Municipality.
23-year-old Benjamin Adjei was caught by Police officers stationed at the Abesim-Tano police barrier on the Sunyani-Kumasi highway while he was on his way to the shrine to perform the ritual.
According to an account by a police investigator, Sergeant Benjamin Lartey, the suspect allegedly lured the victim Listowel Adjei, 13, into a taxi cab, but luck eluded him when he was arrested upon a tip-off.
Sergeant Benjamin Lartey opined that the suspect admitted the crime during interrogations and would be arraigned before the court on Monday, May 17.
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 help him to sacrifice his nephew for money rituals a 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 indicated to Ghana News Agency (GNA).
Upon the arrest of the suspect, a handbag containing one big cutlass, a knife, red calico, a big pot, quantities of cola nuts, cowries and a sum of GH₵300.00 was retrieved from him.