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Crime & Punishment of Saturday, 14 September 2019


Man beheads 6-year-old son for ‘rituals’

The suspect is currently assisting police with investigations The suspect is currently assisting police with investigations

A man has beheaded his 6-year-old son for rituals at Amoa Cocoa shed, a farming community near Debiso in the Western Region.

The suspect identified as Kwabena Abraham beheaded Oscar Tanu and left the body lying under a cocoa tree near Nkrabea village

A resident is said to have lodged a complaint with the police about the dastardly act of suspect Kwabena Abraham after he found the head of the victim in the midst of cocoa trees while his body was lying in a supine position with the head lying by the foot with a sharp cutlass and a mortar covered with fresh blood.

The body and the head were separately inspected and found that the culprit used the cutlass to behead the boy after which he placed the deceased’s head on the wooden mortar and cut it off.

Kwabena Abraham is currently in police custody assisting with investigations while the body of the deceased has been deposited at a health facility in the area pending autopsy.

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