A 20-year-old man, Charles Ashitey is in the grips of the Police in Tema for allegedly attempting to behead his friend for rituals.
Ashitey who is also known as Zaga was nabbed by some residents of Tema Newtown after his attempt to behead the friend, Daniel Norteye, 19 failed.
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According to the Police, the victim Daniel Norteye decided to rest at Zaga’s abode after a tiring dance rehearsal on 31st July, 2016.
However, at about 4:00am, Daniel in his sleep felt a sharp pain on his neck, forcing him to wake up; only to find his supposed friend, Zaga trying to slaughter him.
The complainant then struggled with suspect, which resulted in multiple cuts in victim’s palm and abdomen but he was eventually able to escape with the knife and was rushed to his Auntie’s house where he was taken to the Tema Newtown Police Station to lodge an official complaint.
A search in the suspect’s room revealed a stinking beheaded snake, egg shells, and powder, which were sprinkled around the room. Police report a wooden doll was also found in the room as well.
When Zaga was questioned about the discovery in his room, he said the snake was for a friend who was going to eat it but he (Zaga) pleaded with his friend to give it to him.
He was however unable to tell the police what he was going to use the snake and other materials for.
Zaga however claimed ownership of the knife which was used as a weapon but claimed he could not explain his actions.
He is currently in Police custody assisting with investigations and will be arraigned before court later.