The Aveyime Divisional Police Command has picked up three suspects in connection with the beheading of a 13-year-old boy at Aflorkope Dove in the Central Tongu District of the Volta Region.
Identified only as Kofi, the teenager is reported to have been beheaded by one Emmanuel Tsidi Doe, 22, an Okada rider on Sunday night.
According to a police situational report issued on Monday, August 30, interrogations of Mr Doe in the presence of many residents revealed that a priestess at Shelter Pentecostal Church Prayer Center by the name Floda Ekpe had requested the human head for some rituals.
The two have since been arrested.
Another suspect, Adiku Okudzeto, who is a member of the church, has also been arrested.
She is said to have played a “significant” role in the crime.
The victim’s head was later found behind the house of the priestess while his lifeless body was retrieved from a stream at Aflorkope Dove.
“Body of the deceased deposited at the Roman Catholic Hospital, Battor for preservation and autopsy,” the sitrep said.
“The three suspects in Aveyime Police custody assisting in investigations. The development will be reported accordingly,” it said.