- At six, Samuel Atta discovered his birth mother had sold him to a man for rituals
- Under the pretext that the man was his biological father, he was transported to the man's house whilst asleep
- Weeks after, he realised he was among 40 children to be murdered for rituals at Kete Krachi in the Volta Region
- Samuel Atta recounted how he finally escaped in an interview with DJ Nyaami of SVTV Africa
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At six, Samuel Atta discovered his birth mother had sold him to a ritualist to be used for sacrifice under the pretext that the man was his biological father.
He discovered that he was among 40 children to be murdered for the rituals after weeks of living with the man at Kete Krachi in the Volta Region, he said.
Atta who hails from Mankessim in the Central Region told DJ Nyamii of SVTV Africa in a recent interview that his mother told him that his father, who he had not seen in a long while was coming home for him.
He recalled his mother bathed him and took him to the house of her close friend to wait for his father.
''I was served konkonte at the house and I immediately fell asleep. I woke up in the house of the man who was supposedly my father. But after weeks, I discovered that I was among 40 children to be murdered for rituals,'' Atta said.
''We lived on an island near Kete Krachi. He had three wives with many children but he never killed any of them. What he does is pick a child at night, pierce a bread knife through their oesophagus till they stop shouting. He then cuts them into pieces and throws them into the water surrounding us.''
The children who lived with the man neither brushed their teeth nor were given food.
''There was no electricity and we had no clothes as well. We slept outside throughout our stay in the village. I only saw light and phone when I escaped,'' he said.
Atta finally managed to escape at the age of 18.
''I had to swim my way out of the island. Even though some had tried to escape, they were either found dead or caught and killed,'' he recalled.
''I had tried twice but failed but my master had travelled by then so he told his apprentice to tie me up. I managed to escape with a friend but he was bitten by an animal. So I had to leave him behind,'' he added.
Kindly watch the interview below:
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported Mabel Alukbadek, a former trotro mate, has landed a job as an IT End User Support Officer at the head office of Fidelity Bank.
Three years ago, the young determined woman moved from Sandema in the Upper East Region to Kumasi and later to Accra to seek greener pastures and further her education.
Alukbadek had always wanted to realise her childhood dream of becoming a military officer but had to study a programme in Systems Engineering at Intercom Programming and Manufacturing Co (IPMC) to enable her to pursue that dream.
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Source: Yen Newspaper