Volta Region: Man beheads 12-year-old boy for alleged money ritual

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    The 25-year-old suspect was arrested at the residence of a prophetess with the severed head of young Kofi Kuzagbe.

    The police have arrested a man and a prophetess for allegedly beheading a 12-year-old boy for money ritual in Mafi Aflokofe, an island community in the Central Tongu district of the Volta Region.

    Kofi Kuzagbe, according to eyewitnesses, was last seen in the company of the suspect Dovi Tsidi on Sunday 29 August 2021 heading to the island.

    A search team was deployed hours after the boy could not be found, the police said.

    Speaking to Asaase News, the assemblyman for the area, Moses Awukuvi, said the headless body of Kuzagbe was later found along the banks of a lake, prompting the locals to hunt for the suspect.

    The police said Tsidi was later arrested at the residence of a prophetess with the severed head of Kuzagbe.

    The two are currently behind bars at the Aveyime police station for investigation.

    The residents of the island community in the Volta Region say they are still in shock over the incident.