Herbalist in trouble for possessing human skull, fake currency

A Cape Coast circuit court has sentenced Isaac Mensah, a 24-year-old traditional medicine practitioner (herbalist) to five years imprisonment in hard labour for possessing a human skull and fake currency.

Mensah pleaded not guilty to the charge of possessing human parts, but the court, presided by Mrs Dorinda Arthur Smith found him guilty and convicted him.

Police Sergeant Iddrissu Yakubu told the court that the complainant, Evans Boakye, a mobile money merchant, is a resident at Brimso-Apewosika while Mensah is a herbalist, who resides at Ankaful, a suburb of Cape Coast.

He said on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, Mensah gave fake GH¢500.00 currency notes to Emmanuel Akonnor, for service rendered.

Sgt Yakubu said Akonnor unknowingly took the money to a mobile money merchant to deposit into his wallet, but the merchant, upon suspicion that the money could be fake, called for his arrest.

He said during investigations, Akonnor mentioned Mensah as the one who gave the money to him to settle his debt.

Mensah was arrested and a human skull was found in his room during a search.  

According to Sgt Yakubu, Mensah claimed ownership of the human skull, but could not tell how he got it.

He said the fake currencies has been forwarded to Bank of Ghana (BoG) of which a report is being awaited. – GNA

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