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13th May 2011, 11:46 PM
Sumaila Yahaya, the 32-year-old man who was seen with a human head in Techiman last Friday, and two others, are making their first appearance before a Sunyani Magistrate court today.

The other accomplices, Kwadwo Fosu, 42 and Nimator Koula, 45, who were picked up three days ago, will be charged for conspiracy to commit murder and murder.

They were arrested on Tuesday at Bompa in the Atebubu-Amantin District after serious intelligence work where the decomposing headless body of 12-year-old Kwame Amoah was found. According to the Kintampo Municipal Police Commander, Edmund Owusu-Boampong, it has now been established that the suspects had killed somebody because they had in their possession a human part.

The trial of the trio is expected to attract hundreds of people to the court yard today as their act has taken many residents in the region aback and would therefore want to catch a glimpse of them.

Sumalia Yahaya was arrested with the head of little Kwame Amoah at the residence of Mallam Musah Bamba, a spiritualist in Techiman last Friday afternoon, in his attempt to use the decapitated head for rituals in order to be rich overnight. That practice is known in local parlance as ‘Sakawa.’

However, the spiritualist alerted the police, leading to the arrest of Yahaya, who gave conflicting information about the sources of the severed head after changing his story several times.

He initially told the police that he had got the human head from a dead body that had been buried at Kunsu in the Kintampo area. However, the police could not trace the torso after searching the area.

The prime suspect later changed his story and told the police that someone called Alidu Wala at Apoma, a farming community in the Kintampo South District, handed over to him the severed human head for the rituals, which also could not be established. Yahaya finally led the police to Atebubu area where the decomposing remains of his prey were found, leading to the arrest of his accomplices at the same area.