The gossip of a five-year-old boy about hiding to watch his father, allegedly murdering an eight year-old Evans Adjei and finally burying the dismembered body parts, is resting in the bosom of the law.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Katey Otumi, Hohoe Divisional Crime Officer, briefing the Ghana News Agency said, the boy hid in a nearby bush and witnessed his father, Kwadjo Osei, a 25-year-old nephew of a Kadjebi-Asato based herbalist, commit the dastard act, when returning from school.
He narrated that Mr Yaw Boateng, a technical officer of the Forestry Commission, and father of the deceased, offered him to Killian, a herbalist, for some traditional medication as he suffered regular relapses.
ASP Otumi said Killian allegedly went to the farm with the deceased on March 27, but returned without him, concluding that he was missing.
He said Killian’s nephew, Kwadjo Osei, accosted the boy, murdered him in cold blood, took some vital organs, dismembered the remaining body, and subsequently buried the pieces in a nearby bush, close to the suspect’s cottage.
The Crime Officer said unfortunately for the suspect, his son, who was returning from school saw his father commit the act.
ASP Otumi said the suspect’s son narrated the bizarre incident to his mates at school who subsequently told their parents, leading to the arrest of the suspect who, earlier on, had gone into hiding.
Kwadjo has been commuted to prison remand, and assisting the Police in their investigations.