Police at Kukuom in the Asunafo South District of the Ahafo Region has arrested three persons with human parts at Abuom near Sankore.
The three, Peter For, 35, Yaw Yeridie, 31, and Berko Isaac, 30, were arrested at about 11pm on Sunday July 21.
The Kukuom District Police Commander DSP, Lawrence Adomberi, who confirmed this to 3news.com said the suspects dug a female grave at the Abuom Presbyterian Cemetery.
“Yes the case is that [Sunday] night at 11pm, we had information that two people were found with a box containing human parts and so they were arrested and sent to Abuom police station and the people were trooping in to lynch them, so I asked the patrol men to move in and rescue them so they were rescued and sent to Kukuom Police Station and that was where they were detained and this morning they got up to their link person, the one who asked them to exhume the bones and give it them to perform some rituals.
“He was also arrested and the three of them are now in custody pending for investigations,” DSP Adomberi said.
He confirmed that the suspects looted a female grave at Abuom Presbyterian Cemetery.
“My information is that the body has been exhumed at Abuom Presbyterian Cemetery and for now we are told they are ritualists. As I can see [of] the remains, apart from the fingers almost all the parts are there. We have skull, the ribs including the beads.”
DSP Lawrence Adomberi said the suspects will be put before court on Tuesday for trial.
By Larry Paa Kwesi Moses and Mohammed Atiewin|3news.com|Ghana