Police pursue man for beheading cousin
A 20-year-old man, Moro Yakubu, is being sought for by the Prestea Huni-Valley police for allegedly beheading his cousin.
Yakubu was said to have been angry with his uncle for failing to secure him a job, and in his absence, decapitated his uncle’s nine-year-old son as a form of “retribution” for his “misdeed”.
The body of the nine-year-old boy, identified as Bashiru Yakubu, has been deposited at the Wassa Akropong Government Hospital mortuary.
The Prestea Huni-Valley District Police Crime officer, ASP Emmanuel Nwinsori, told the Daily Graphic that Yakubu was brought from the northern Ghana to Wassa Abuabo in the Western Region to help his uncle, Mr Mamudu Abanga, on his cocoa farm.
He said after working on the farm for sometime, Moro Yakubu lost interest in farming and demanded that his uncle secure him a job.
According to ASP Nwinsori, the suspect’s uncle, Mr Abanga, who was due to embark on a journey to the northern part of the country, promised to secure him a job as soon as he returned.
He said while his uncle was away in the north, Moro Yakubu engaged in illegal gold mining, also known as galamsey, but unfortunately for him, he had two of his fingers chopped off by a machine in the galamsey operation.
The suspect became very angry, arguing that if his uncle had secured him the job, he would not have engaged in galamsey to lose his fingers.
ASP Nwinsori said his uncle failed to secure him the job even after his return from the north and in his anger and frustration, Yakubu refused to assist him on his farm.
He said on Saturday, February 2,2013, when his uncle had gone to his farm to harvest cocoa, the suspect took advantage of his absence, pushed his cousin into a room and chopped off his head.
After committing the dastardly act, Yakubu entered his uncle’s room, allegedly stole GHc26O and bolted.
The district crime officer said the police had mounted a man-hunt for the suspect.
He said the murder of the nine-year-old boy brought the number of murders in the district this year to three.