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23.02.2009 Disaster

Ritual Murder Hits Ayamfuri-Besease

By Daily Guide
Ritual Murder Hits Ayamfuri-Besease

decomposed body of Kwaku Adu A 45-YEAR old cocoa farmer has been found dead on his farm at Ayamfuri-Besease, near Dunkwa-On-Offin in the Central Region.

In a typical ritual murder fashion, the body of Kwaku Adu was found with the vital organs removed. Reports indicate that his eyes, tongue, testicles and intestines were missing when he was recovered by a search team three days after he was declared missing.

DAILY GUIDE learnt that residents became alarmed after Mr. Adu did not return from the farm and organized a search party which later discovered the body in the farm.  

It is largely believed that the killers attacked the deceased while he was busily working in the farm located a short distance from the house.

The deceased has since been buried but the Dunkwa-On-Offin District Police Command which is investigating the mysterious death is still battling to unravel the mystery behind the killing.

Confirming the murder in a telephone interview, Superintendent Buabeng, the Commander in charge of the Dunkwa-On-Offin district police command, disclosed that the deceased's wife had been arrested in connection with the killing.

He said the suspect was currently in remand assisting the police in its investigations geared towards rounding up the perpetrators of the heinous crime.

Explaining why the wife was being kept in police custody, the district police chief revealed that his outfit has information to the effect that the suspect often quarreled with the deceased while he was alive.

According to him, a day before the deceased was killed, his wife quarrelled with him causing him to abandon the home and pitch camp with a friend.

Burning with anger, Superintendent Buabeng indicated, the deceased returned to the house the next day and asked the wife to pack her bags and leave the house because he could not continue with the marriage, after which he left for the farm and never returned.

He said what heightened suspicion of the wife's likely involvement was the fact that she suddenly disappeared from the town when news broke that her husband had been found dead.  

Superintendent Buabeng promised his outfit's preparedness to do a meticulous job to ensure that the killers are busted and made to face the full rigours of the law.

Meanwhile, residents who spoke to DAILY GUIDE pointed out that for the past three weeks seven people have been killed in similar fashion but the police have not been able to apprehend the perpetrators.

The residents, who say fear has gripped them, indicated that they believe human parts buying cartels have pitched camp in the town, hence the mysterious deaths.

From Morgan Owusu, Kumasi

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