In Western Region Man butchers son for rituals

The suspect, Abdul Salam, 36-year-old farmer buried the child in a shallow grave on his farm at Adidaase near Amanso Amenfi in Wassa Amenfi district.

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Police in the Western region on Tuesday arrested a middle-aged man for the alleged murder of his son for ritual purpose.

The suspect, Abdul Salam, a 36-year-old farmer buried the child in a shallow grave on his farm at Adidaase near Amanso Amenfi in Wassa Amenfi district of the region.


Residents said that the 6-year-old boy went missing on Monday and a thorough search led by some community members revealed that the father of the young boy was responsible.


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The father, Abdul was said to have been escorted by the police to where he buried his son and was then asked to exhume the corpse.


Upon interrogation, he indicated that he butchered his son to use the head and legs for rituals.

Abdul Salam is currently in police custody assisting in investigations.

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