Two in police grips for offering human head for sale in Kumasi

Two in police grips for offering human head for sale in Kumasi
Source: Ghana I Nhyira FM I Ohemeng Tawiah I
Date: 09-03-2018 Time: 07:03:47:am
COP Ken Yeboah, Ashanti Regional Police Commander

Police in Kumasi have picked-up two suspects who killed a 6-year old boy and offered his severed head for sale to a ritualist.

Vikuriba Joe , 21 who hails from Tongo and his accomplice yet to be identified, offered to sell the head of the boy known only as Atta for GHS2,500 to a mallam at Sokoban Ampeyoo, a suburb of Kumasi.

Police  sources say the two picked the deceased who had gone out to watch a video game with his twin sister at Suame at about 7 p.m on Wednesday few minutes before a Champion's League match between Tottenham Hotspurs and Juventus.

They then sent him to Sabon Zongo Boolaho where they beheaded and dumped his body.

The suspects then called the spiritualist (name withheld) to strike a deal over the severed head, offered to sell it at GHS 2,500.

The spiritualist who feigned interest is said to have alerted police over the incident.

Upon arrival, police arrested Vikuriba with the fresh human head in a black polythene bag, but the other accomplice who was waiting on a motorbike managed to escape.

The 23-year old accomplice believed to have killed the boy was arrested on Thursday afternoon as police intensified investigations.

The two suspects later led police to retrieve the body of the deceased at Sabon Zongo.

Meanwhile, the parents of the deceased have identified both the severed head and other parts.

They are being kept at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for preservation and autopsy.

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