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Man remanded for beheading son

The Amanfi Central District Court in the western region has remanded 31-year-old farmer, Mr. Abdul Salam, for allegedly beheaded his 6-year-old son last Tuesday 25th April 2017 at Manso Amenfi in the Amenfi Central District. He is to reappear before the court on the 18th of May 2017.

He is to reappear before the court on the 18th of May 2017.

Prosecuting Chief Inspector, Florence TAWIAH told the court presided by His Worship Joseph Mensah that, Mr. Abdul Salam confessed to the police that he consulted one ritualist, Malam Mumuni for money rituals and he was asked to bring human parts so he decided to kill his own son.

His Worship Joseph Mensah after hearing the confession adjourned the case to the 18th of May and remanded the suspect into prison custody.

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A 31year old farmer Abdul Salam has been nabbed by Asanco police command for allegedly murdering his 6year old son, cutting off his head and legs at Adidaase near Amanso Amenfi in Wassa district, Western region.

An eyewitness, Michael who disclosed the incident to Abesiriwa, the host of Ategya on Otec FM  explained that the boy got missing  Monday, April 24 and his mother enquired of his whereabouts from the father but he denied setting eyes on him.

According to him, the mother of the deceased saw a cutlass which the suspect used the previous day on his farm and noticed some blood stains on it. She then became suspicious and notified the Unit Committee of the area of her suspicion.

The suspect was apprehended and upon interrogations, admitted to beheading his 6-year old son for cash.

He also revealed that he severed the legs to sell, and buried the remaining part.

On why he did such a gruesome act, he explained that he murdered his son to make enough money to support his family because they were faced with a serious financial crisis at home.

Abdul Salam is currently in the custody of Asanco police command for further investigation whiles the remains of the 6year old boy has been deposited at the Amanfi government hospital morgue.

Source: Asare Barima

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