Police arrest fashion designer over attempt to sacrifice nephew for money rituals
The suspect was arrested at the Abesim-Tano police barrier on Sunyani-Kumasi highway.
Police in Sunyani on Saturday, May 15 arrested and placed in custody Benjamin Adjei, a 23-year-old fashion designer from Abesimin the Sunyani East Municipality of the Bono Region for attempting to sacrifice his nephew for money rituals.
The suspect allegedly lured the victim Listowel Adjei,13, into a taxi cab, but luck eluded him when he was arrested at the Abesim-Tano police barrier on Sunyani-Kumasi highway on their way to the shrine upon a tip-off.
The District Police Officer, Sergeant Benjamin Lartey told the Soiree News 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 to help him 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, adding 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.