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neoxiang
10th May 2011, 11:42 PM
Bompa, a farming community in the Atebubu-Amantin District in the Brong Ahafo Region, was thrown into a state of mourning when the headless body of Kwame Amoah, 12, who was beheaded for ritual purposes at Techiman last Friday afternoon, was found in a bush on the outskirts of the community.

The decomposed body, which had been covered with leaves, was found by a police investigation team, led by the Kintampo Municipal Police Commander, Superintendent Edmund Owusu Boampong.

But it was so decomposed that the team could not convey it. Rather, it asked the elders and opinion leaders of the community to assist the bereaved family to bury it.

The police team was accompanied by some elders and opinion leaders of the community to the location where the body had been buried.
The headless body was found when Sumalia Yahaya, 32, who is alleged to have beheaded the boy for ritual purposes to become rich (popularly called “Sakawa” or “Sika Aduro”), led the police investigation team to the place where he buried it.

The police also arrested one of the two accomplices mentioned by the suspect, Namitor Koula, 45, while the other accomplice, Kwadwo Fosu, is still at large.

The police, after discovering the body, also held an identification parade, during which some of the people of the community identified Yahaya.

The residents, who said the suspect had gone to the community to work as a farm labourer and had been seen in the company of the boy on that fateful Thursday, had wanted to mete out instant justice to Yahaya but they were prevented from doing so when the police hid him in their vehicle.

The parents of the beheaded boy, Dabilla Nyame and Ama Nyame Dagarti, wept uncontrollably when the body of their son was discovered and they were so traumatized by the incident that they could hardly utter a word.

Supt Boampong told the Daily Graphic that the police had launched a manhunt for Fosu. He said now that the body had been found, the suspect and his other accomplice would be arraigned on a provisional charge of murder. Yahaya was arrested by the police for allegedly beheading the boy for ritual purposes.

According to the police, he was arrested with the boy’s head at the residence of a spiritualist in Techiman where he had gone to present the head for rituals last Friday afternoon. The police were said to have been alerted by the spiritualist who had been contacted by the suspect for the rituals.
Source: Daily Graphic

Pope Bitterz D'Alomo
11th May 2011, 11:42 PM
http://www.dailyguideghana.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/akwasi_kumah-.jpgBUSTED! Akwasi Kumah

AFTER THE discovery of the headless body of the 12-year-old boy who was beheaded for sakawa by Sumaila Yahaya, two persons have been arrested by the Kintampo police in connection with the murder.

The two men, Akwasi Kumah alias Mon Amie and Yaw Fosu, both unemployed, were arrested at Bompa, in the Atebubu-Amantin District where the decomposing headless body, identified as that of Kwame Amoah’s, was found.

Sumaila Yahaya, the prime suspect, told the police that the two helped him to kill the boy and beheaded him for ritual purposes in order to become rich overnight.

According to Yahaya, the three conspired to commit the crime in order to make juju money. All three suspects are in police custody at Kintampo while investigation continues.

In an interview with DAILY GUIDE, the Mallam who caused the arrest of the suspect, 45-year-old Musa Bamba, said he was in his house on that fateful day when the suspect came with a bag and told him that he wanted help.

He said as usual, he entered his room with the boy and asked him what he wanted.

According to Mallam Bamba, Sumaila Yahaya told him that he had brought him what people used to make money.

He said he asked him to open the bag for him to see what was in and when he opened the bag, he saw the severed head of a small boy.

Mallam Bamba told the Yahaya to wait for him while he went outside to call his master since he was not the one who performed such duties.

When Mallam Bamba went out, he closed the door, leaving the man inside while he ran to call the police who rushed there to arrest him.

Mallam Bamba told DAILY GUIDE that since he started his job as a spiritualist, he had never seen such a horrific incident. He appealed to the youth to work for money through genuine ways rather than getting themselves involved in Sakawa or any dubious means.

He said that as a man of God endowed with spiritual powers, God would punish him if he encouraged ritual murder. He appealed to his fellow Mallams to rid society off such miscreants.

From Eric Bawah, Kintampo