A 22-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly attempting to sell his girlfriend for ritual purposes. The suspect, Samuel Dadson, had wanted to kill his 21-year girlfriend (name withheld) in Kumasi for him to easily transport the human parts needed for the rituals in Accra.
But the buyer, who was acting on police instruction, told Dadson to personally bring his girlfriend to Accra since it would take away the difficulty of having to transport the human parts of his girlfriend to Accra.
To protect the victim from being killed, the buyer also agreed to pay the GH¢8,000 Dadson had demanded for the human parts of his girlfriend.
On July 3, this year, Dadson arrived with the girl at the VIP Lorry Station in Accra, where he was picked up by the police.
Briefing journalists in Accra yesterday, the Accra Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Christian Tetteh Yohonu, said Dadson managed to convince her girlfriend, whom he met a month ago, to accompany him to Accra on a business trip.
On July 2, Dadson, who resides in Kumasi, is said to have picked a taxi in Accra and asked a taxi driver to help him to locate a Mallam who could assist him to make ‘quick’ money. The taxi driver (name withheld) told him that he could lead him to a Mallam at Weija who could perform the rituals for him.
According to Mr Yohonu, Dadson, on July 3, this year, called the taxi driver with the information that he had two human heads and was offering them for GH¢8,000 to any prospective buyer.
Shocked by the news, the taxi driver alerted the police, who then made him to contact Dadson that he has found a buyer. The buyer asked Dadson to bring the items, including the victim, in the night on the said date to be killed in Accra.
The suspect agreed and said he was cash-strapped and needed GH¢100 to be used as transportation to Accra. Mr Yohonu said the money was sent to Dadson through MTN mobile money transfer at 2 p.m.
He said Dadson was arrested immediately after he alighted at the VIP lorry station in Accra, in the company of his girlfriend.
Upon interrogation, Dadson is said to have admitted and confessed to the crime. The suspect and his girlfriend are currently at the regional police command, awaiting further investigations and possible prosecution of the suspect.
Source: Dominic Moses Awiah/Ghana
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