Man arrested for attempting to sacrifice nephew for money rituals

A 23-year-old fashion designer, Benjamin Adjei, has been arrested by the police for attempting to sacrifice his nephew for money rituals at Abesim, in the Sunyani Municipality of the Bono Region.

The suspect allegedly lured the nephew, 13, into a taxi cab, but luck eluded him when he was arrested upon a tip-off at the Abesim-Tano police barrier on Sunyani-Kumasi Highway on their way to the shrine, on Saturday.

Police Sergeant Benjamin Lartey told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) the suspect was expected to appear in court on Monday, May 17.

He said that an informant (name withheld) reported at the Abesim Police Sation that he received a phone call from the suspect, who solicited his assistance to see a ritualist to help him to sacrifice his nephew for money rituals.

  Sgt Lartey said on Saturday, May 15, the informant reported to the police that the suspect had lured his nephew into a taxi cab ready to convey him to the place for the rituals”.

He said the police laid ambush at Abesim-Tanoso barrier and arrested the suspect in possession of a hand bag containing a cutlass, a knife, red calico, a pot, quantity of cola nuts, cowries and GH¢300.00. – GNA

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