The late Docia Ama Adufa
A 14-year-old girl, Docia Ama Adufa – a Primary 4 pupil of Akyem Asafo Presby Primary School in the East Akim municipality of the Eastern Region – met her untimely death when Yaw Akoto, a 35-year-old mentally deranged man, allegedly butchered her.
The madman, after allegedly killing the school girl, was said to have taken the body to the bush, cut it into pieces and cooked it with kenkey and banku.
An uncle of the girl, Yaw Sarpong, confirmed tragic incident to the media saying that the alleged madman prepared the body for consumption. “After searching for my niece for three days, we later found her body parts in the bush where that man lives. He had roasted some parts of the body while the rest was in a stew the mad man had prepared,” he said.
Yaw Sarpong said the suspect fled when he saw the search party only to be arrested yesterday.
The body was found partially decomposed in the bush after a week of search by her parents and members of the community.
A farmer reportedly spotted the parts of the body with gallons and leaves used to wrap banku and kenkey in a saucepan.
The farmer then raised an alarm which made the residents troop to the bush to witness the horrific sight.
The decomposed body
He went to the Akyem Asafo police station to report the matter.
This was confirmed to DAILY GUIDE by the father of the deceased, Kwaku Feni, a 70-year-old widower.
He said the little girl was sent by her aunty, Cecilia Ama Afasi Adu, on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 to fetch water but never returned.
The Suhum Police Commander, Superintendent Yahaya Muchiraru, briefing DAILY GUIDE, hinted that his outfit had deployed his men and the youth into the bush to search for the alleged madman.
Yaw Akoto was later grabbed yesterday evening and is now cooling off in Nankese police station cells.
The mortal remains have since been deposited at the Police Hospital for autopsy.
FROM Daniel Bampoe, Akyem-Asafo