Reports have it that a 21-year-old guy identified as Emmanuel Adjei been arrested by the Ghana Police Sevice for allegedly murdering a 5-year-old boy for Sakawa rituals.
The incident is said to have occurred yesterday, Thursday, April 29, 2021, around 11:30 a.m., at Boatey a suburb of Obuasi in the Obuasi Municipality of the Ashanti Region.
According to the sources, the child was taking his bathing in the morning, while his mother left to buy porridge from the roadside, as at the time she returned, the boy was nowhere to be found.)
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Alarmed by his sudden disappearance, a search was conducted but it went to no avail, quickly the matter was reported to the police while the announcement was carried out at the various information centers to help find the boy.
Emmanuel who lives with the victim’s mother was also missing so in a desperate attempt the family broke into his room only to find the little boy bedroom, lying lifeless under his bed, while foaming for the mouth.
After Emmanuel got hint of the family’s discovery, he escaped to a nearby community to take cover in SDA mission house, where he told the head pastor to protect him from the consequences of killing an innocent little boy.
However, fortunately, the pastor turned over the suspect to the Police.
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According to the Obuasi Divisional Crime Officer, Superintendent Emmanuel Isaka the suspects revealed to police after his arrest that, manipulate to have strangled the boy to death, hence kept the body under his bed to have retrieved the body at night and dispose of it.
The suspect according to the residents is jobless and what he is best at is drinking and smoking marijuana in the area.
The police have deposited the body at the morgue at Obuasi Government Hospital pending further investigation, while the suspect is in custody yet to undergo a mental check-up, according to the police his statement is contradictory.