08.11.2007 Crime & Punishment

Man Sells Human Head

By Daily Guide
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The Tarkwa Police has arrested a 34-year-old trader, Kwame Amponsah, for attempting to sell a human head to one Yaw Ankonah at Dadieso near Enchi.

Briefing the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Tarkwa, Chief Superintendent of Police and Tarkwa Divisional Police Commander, David Sampana, said Amponsah, a native of "Mile 4" near Tafo in Kumasi, was in need of money and so allegedly beheaded 15-year-old Kwame Berko, son of Madam Ama Boahemaa, for rituals to make money.

Chief Superintendent Sampana said during interrogation, Amponsah confessed killing the boy at Dweneho near Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region on Saturday, November 3.

He said Amponsah told the police that after killing the boy, he heard a gunshot and therefore bolted, leaving the headless body.

The police boss noted that Amponsah was sending the head to Ankonah for sale, but Ankonah alerted the police and the suspect was arrested.

Meanwhile, the victim's head has been deposited at Tarkwa Government Hospital. GNA

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