The Coaltar Police in Ayensuano district in the Eastern region has arrested a driver transporting quantities of suspected human bones to a fetish priest.
According to the local police, on April 8, 2021, at 12.40 pm, the unit committee chairman of Kwamekyere Electoral Area – Aware Isaac together with two others- arrested suspects – Awatey David Okra, 22, driver and Amenuvor Nicholas, 20, and sent them to the Police station to report that on April 7, 2021, at about 10:30 pm upon a tip-off, they intercepted a Daewoo taxi cab with registration number GE 5063-15 onboard with the suspects from Suhum direction towards Kwamekyere, a community in the District for allegedly carrying human bones.
One other occupant managed to escape with a pan containing some unidentified materials.
A search conducted in the taxi revealed a black suitcase containing suspected human bones.
Police rearrested the suspects and upon interrogation, alleged, one Djoka of Niifio near Suhum sent them to deliver the suspected human bones to a fetish priest named Gagba of Kwamekyere village in the same district.
Police together with both suspects, visited the shrine of the said Gagba but the fetish priest had escaped.
Police investigators spotted a newly buried pot within the premises of the shrine containing an old skull also suspected to be a human skull and a pan stuffed with fetish regalia.
“The suite case with the bones, the pot containing the skull, and the pan with its contents were retained for evidential purposes whilst the two suspects are detained for further investigation. Meanwhile, efforts are underway to trace and apprehend the other accomplices for the appropriate action to be taken and also to send the bones and the skull to Police Hospital mortuary for preservation, determination, examination, and identification” the acting Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command Francis Gomado told Starr News.
The incident is happening few days after a 22-year-old man Isaac Larbi, was arrested in Onakwase community in the same district for allegedly killing and depositing the body of his wife in a dumping site to decompose beyond recognition.
The suspect is alleged to have removed the body parts for money rituals.