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Barbaric: Two busted for beheading boy, 5


THE ASHANTI regional police command has arrested Vikuniba Joe, 21, and Kozel Borama, 25, for their alleged involvement in the murder of a five-year-old boy at Ampabame, near Sokoban in Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital.

The suspects, both from Tongo in the Upper East Region, were arrested following a tip-off. Reports said the suspects had approached one Sheik Alhaji Mohammed Maaye, a spiritualist, at Suame to sell human parts to him.

The spiritualist, according to the police, feigned interest and agreed to pay an amount of GH¢ 2,500.00 for the body parts. The spiritualist then informed the police.

The Ashanti regional police command, upon receiving the tip-off, proceeded to the residence of the spiritualist located at Suame Zongo and arrested the suspects who had  the fresh human head which had been concealed in a black plastic bag.

The suspects later led the police to retrieve the body of the deceased, which was found in an uncompleted building on the outskirts of Ampabame, near Sokoban.

Investigation so far has revealed that the boy was living with his parents at Suame, a suburb of Kumasi.

According to the investigations, at about 6p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, the two were roaming the Suame roundabout, where they met the boy. They approached the boy and allegedly lured him with yoghurt.

They subsequently hired a taxi and pushed him in. They then took him to an uncompleted building at Sokoban and allegedly beheaded him. When the headless body was found, it was noticed that both hands had been cut off.

The fresh head, hands of the deceased and the headless body have been deposited at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital morgue.

The suspects, according to COP Ken Yeboah, the Ashanti regional police commander, have been charged with murder and will appear in court this week.

He described the suspects as hungry men who had no money.

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