The 31 year -old man, Abdul Salam who allegedly killed his own six year old son at Manso Amenfi in the Western Region for ritual purposes has been hauled before a Tarkwa High Court in the region.
According to the prosecutor, Chief Inspector Florence Tawiah, the suspect Abdul Salam, confirmed to the police of killing the innocent little boy and the court, presided over by His Worship Joseph Mensah remanded him into prison custody.
The suspect is to reappear before the court on May 18, 2017.
The prosecutor indicated that the suspect consulted one Malam Mumuni in the area for money rituals and he was asked to bring human part that led him to killing his own son.
On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, the 31-year-old suspect who is also a farmer was arrested by the Asankragwa police for purportedly killing his son for alleged ritual purposes.
The incident reportedly occurred at Adidaase, near Manso Amenfi in the Wassa Amenfi District of the Western Region.
According to eyewitness reports, the man allegedly cut off his son’s head and legs to be sent to a spiritualist to help him (father) get more money.
Some of the residents disclosed that the mother reported to the elders of the farming community that her six-year-old boy was missing.
The unit committee members in the area subsequently formed a search party to look for the little boy.
When the father, Abdul Salam, was confronted, he allegedly admitted killing the boy and removing some parts of his body for rituals.
The suspect later took the police to the location he allegedly buried the boy’s body and it was exhumed and subsequently deposited at the morgue.
The people in community indicated that the suspect’s father has a very large cocoa farm and he (suspect) has also cultivated another cocoa farm.
“He is a hardworking man and so we were surprised why he murdered his own son.”
From Emmanuel Opoku, Takoradi