A 60-year-old woman has been arrested by the police for allegedly selling meat suspected to be human parts.
The woman, name withheld for security reasons, was timely saved by the police from mob justice after she was accused of selling meat believed to be human parts.
Briefing The Ghanaian Times, the Accra Regional Police Public Relation Office, Assistant Superintendent of Police( ASP) Efia Tenge, said the police received information at about 10am that the suspect was under attack for selling meat suspected to be human flesh.
She said the police quickly moved to the scene where the woman was being attacked by an irate mob.
According to her, an eye witness told the police that the woman was moving from one end of the market to the other carrying a big tray on her head full of the fresh meat that looked like that of human flesh.
ASP Tenge said the market women described the suspect as a stranger in the market since she was trading in the market for the first time.
She said the woman admitted selling meat she bought from Makola, but not human as being alleged by the market women at the Adabraka fish market.
ASP Tenge said, the woman told the police that, she was following a spiritual direction from her pastor who told her to buy the meat and sell to enable her to have children.
“I have two children but all had died so my spiritual father gave me the direction to sell the meat which I bought at Makola,” she said.
ASP Tenge said the meat had been taken to the forensic laboratory for examination and report.
By Agnes Opoku Sarpong.