Priest And Herbalist Arrests Over Murder
The Police at Kpetoe in the Agotime-Ziope District in the Volta Region have arrested a traditional priest and a herbalist into their custody over the headless body of a man in a bush.
The body of Afetor Yesu was found on June 15, 2022.
The suspects are John Adonu, aka J.J, 23; the traditional priest, and Dornyo Bobo Agbemawli, 33, the herbalist.
However the Kpetoe District Police Commander, Superintendent Benedicta Ansah in an interview on June 27, 2022, said that the arrests followed intelligence that the two suspects were hosted by the prime suspect, Wisdom Wordutor, also a fetish priest in Kpetoe, advance to the disappear of Yesu.
The body has been released to the family for burial after an autopsy at the Police Hospital in Accra.
Supt Ansah said the traditional priest and the herbalist were in police custody while searching for Wordutor.
The Chief Executive of the Agotime-Ziope District Assembly, Emilia Emefa Adzimah, in an interview disclosed that on Monday, June 13, 2022, a stranger turned up in the house of Yesu on a motorbike, requesting a room to rent.
Yesu was said to have told the stranger that there was no room for rent in the house but assured the stranger that he could help him to find a room to rent in the town.
Moreover, the two left Yesu’s house on the stranger’s motorbike, returned to the house, and left again, but Yesu did not return home.
Ms. Adzimah, who is also the Chairperson of the District Security Council, said Yesu’s absence brings fear among family and community members.
“Those fears were confirmed when Yesu’s head was found cut off in the bush on the third day,” she said
She said investigations had commenced into the case and pleaded with the public to assist the police with information.
Kpetoe incident is the second killing case record in the area within a year.
In June last year, a teenager, Cornelius Eboe Negble, was said to have been lured by about four men from a funeral at his hometown, Nornyikpo, near Kpetoe, to a forest where his throat was slit before his body parts were removed at a shrine.
Four persons have been arrested so far in connection with that case.