The Police in Sunyani has arrested a 23-year-old fashion designer who attempted to sacrifice his nephew for money rituals at Abesim, near Sunyani in the Bono Region.
He was apprehended at the Abesim-Tano police barrier on the Sunyani-Kumasi highway on their way to the shrine upon a tip-off after he succeeded in luring his 13-year-old nephew into a taxi cap.
Newshuntermag.com has learnt he would be arraigned before the court on Monday, May 17 after he admitted the crime following interrogations.
The Police District Sergeant Benjamin Lartey explained that an informant who the suspect sought for his help to sacrifice his nephew some weeks ago reported the case to the Abesim Police station.
“On Saturday, May 15, the informant informed the police that the suspect had succeeded and lured his nephew into a taxi cab ready to convey him to the place for the rituals,” he said.
“So the police laid ambush at Abesim-Tanoso barrier and arrested the suspect”, D/Sgt Lartey revealed.
He added that a handbag containing one big cutlass, a knife, red calico, a big pot, quantities of cola nuts, cowries and a sum of GH₵300 were retrieved from him.