Vikuriba Joe , 21 who hails from Tongo and his accomplice yet to be identified, offered to sell the head of the boy known only as Atta for GHS2,500 to a mallam at Sokoban Ampeyoo, a suburb of Kumasi.
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Police sources say the two picked the deceased who had gone out to watch a video game with his twin sister at Suame at about 7 pm on Wednesday, few minutes before a Champion’s League match between Tottenham Hotspurs and Juventus.
The suspects then called the spiritualist (name withheld) to strike a deal over the severed head, offering to sell it at GHS 2,500.
The spiritualist who feigned interest in the deal was said to have alerted police over the incident.
Upon arrival, police arrested Vikuriba with the fresh human head in a black polythene bag but the other accomplice who was waiting on a motorbike managed to escape.
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The 23-year old accomplice believed to have killed the boy was arrested on Thursday afternoon as police intensified investigations.
The two suspects later led police to retrieve the body of the deceased at Sabon Zongo.
Meanwhile, the parents of the deceased have identified both the severed head and other parts.
They are being kept at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for preservation and autopsy.
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