A fetish priestess based at Amanase, near Suhum, in the Eastern Region, has been arrested by the police in connection with the killing of an 11-year-old boy at Kasoa.
The priestess, whose name is not immediately known, has been sent to the CID Headquarters in Accra for further interrogations and investigations
Though information about her arrest is scanty, it is believed that she was the name behind what has become known as the “Kasoa ritual murder”.
At about 10:30 am on April 3, 2021 residents of Coca Cola, a suburb of Kasoa, near Lamptey Mills, heard the sad news about the killing of an eleven year old boy.
The victim, identified as Ishmael Mensah, was said to have been lured into an uncompleted building and allegedly murdered by two young boys.
Felix Nyarko and Nicholas Kini, aged 16 and 17 years respectively, were later arrested as the suspects who allegedly killed the boy.
It is believed that the boy was killed by the suspects in order for them (suspects) to fulfil a perceived spiritual direction given to them by an alleged spiritualist.
The alleged spiritual direction was said to have directed the suspects to sacrifice human parts in order to get rich overnight and live affluent lives.
To make their dream for riches a reality, the suspects allegedly lured the innocent boy into the said uncompleted building and killed him the process.
It was alleged that the suspects wanted to bury the deceased so that they could return in the night to exhume his body for their money rituals, as allegedly directed.
However, the community was alarmed by their heinous crime and quickly alerted the police, who proceeded to the crime scene where the lifeless body of the victim was lying.
It was said that the suspects later admitted to the offense and indicated how they were motivated to commit the crime. In the process, they were alleged to have mentioned the name of the priestess, a situation that led to her arrest by the police.