19.07.2005 Tabloid News

Mallam in court for stealing baby's stool

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Kumasi, July 19, GNA - A Kumasi Circuit Court has granted two people, who allegedly stole the stool of a seven-day-old baby for ritual purposes, 20 million cedis bail each and a surety each to be justified. Abdulai Saeed, a Muslim instructor or Mallam and Nana Yaw Amankwah, unemployed, pleaded not guilty to the charge and will re-appear on August 8.

Prosecuting, Police Chief Superintendent Mr Amponsah Asiamah told the court presided over by Mr Ernest Yao Obimpeh that, on June 22 this year, Police received information that a Mallam was using human faeces to perform rituals.

He said this led to the arrest of Saeed at his house at Atasomanso in Kumasi and when police searched his room, they found human faeces wrapped in a blood stained cotton wool and an amount 84,000 cedis in his wooden box.

The prosecution said after interrogation, Saeed mentioned Amankwah as the source of supply of the faeces and so the Police also arrested him.

Chief Supt Asiamah said during interrogation, Amankwah told the Police that he stole the faeces of his sister in law's baby, which was wrapped in a napkin without the knowledge of the mother. He said following this disclosure, the two accused persons were charged with the offence.

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