The perpetrator, Benjamin Adjei, attempted to execute the rituals with his 13-year-old nephew, Listowel Adjei, but was apprehended on his way to the shrine to do so.

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On his way to the shrine with his nephew, Benjamin Adjei was arrested at the Abesim-Tano police barrier on the Sunyani-Kumasi highway after receiving a tip.

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According to the District Sergeant, Benjamin Lartey the suspect admitted the crime during interrogations.

“On Saturday, May 15, the informant informed the police the suspect had succeeded and lured his nephew into a taxi cab ready to convey him to the place for the rituals”

“So, the police laid ambush at Abesim-Tanoso barrier and arrested the suspect” District Sergeant Benjamin Lartey.