- A taxi driver and one other person have been arrested for carrying human bones
- The two were arrested while transporting the bones to a fetish priest at Kwamekyere in the Ayensuano district of the Eastern region
- The suspects claimed after the arrest that they had been sent to deliver the bones
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Two people have been arrested in the Ayesuano District of the Eastern Region after being caught carrying human bones.
The two, a taxi driver and one other, were arrested while transporting the bones to a fetish priest at Kwamekyere, a village in Ayensuano, from Suhum.
According to a report YEN.com.gh sighted on Kasapafmonline.com, the driver, David Okra Awatey, 22, and his accomplice, Nicholas Amenuvor, 20, were apprehended by a team led by the unit committee chairman of the area, Isaac Aware.
Aware and his team had been tipped off about the movement of the taxi cab with registration number GE 5035-15 and its mission in the area.
When they accosted the cab, one other suspect who was travelling with the suspects bolted with a pan containing unknown items.
In their search in the car, the team reportedly found a black suitcase that contained what is believed to be human bones.
The suspects were later handed over to the police and upon interrogation, they revealed that one Djoka of Niifio near Suhum sent them to deliver the suspected human bones to a fetish priest named Gagba of Kwamekyere.
When the police took the suspects to the shrine of the said fetish priest, he had absconded but a search on the compound showed a newly buried pot with suspected human bones and other items.
The police have taken away the items for further investigations.
The arrest of the duo comes amid a raging debate over the activities of fetish priests and other spiritualists who claim to make people rich through rituals.
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The debate has been sparked by the recent killing of a 10-year-old boy, Ishmael Mensah, by two teenagers at Kasoa on Saturday, April 3, 2021.
The suspects Felix Nyarko, 18, Nicholas Kini, 19, were reported to have killed the boy for money rituals.
Meanwhile, Charity Mensah, the fetish priestess who allegedly instigate the boys' action, has been granted bail by the police following her arrest three days ago.
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