Police in the Western Region are on a manhunt for two accomplices said to have contributed to the beheading of a 12-year-old boy at Bogoso.
The prime suspect was arrested at Dixcove, a coastal community in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region, on his way to sell the severed head to a fetish priest.
The suspect, Alex Tetteh, at the time of his arrest had concealed the head in a black polythene bag.
Western Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Olivia Adiku, has debunked the claim that his father beheaded the deceased.
“The case has been transferred to Sekondi as the regional investigative department has taken over.
“A message was sent to Bogoso to find out if anyone has reported a case of a missing child. Fortunately, one teacher Mensah had lodged a report of a missing son,” she said.
Mr Mensah together with the police from the regional police headquarters went to the morgue to identify the body as Ebenezer Tetteh, his son.
According to the police, the suspect only shares a surname with the victim but they have not been able to establish if they are related.
Meanwhile, the teacher of the 12-year-old boy, Kevin Kofi Annan, has denied reports that the boy went missing after being sacked from school.
He said reports have it that the deceased do not owe and other mates confirmed he was not in school last Tuesday.
The teacher, who is also a worker at the local radio station, Trinity FM, said the parents of the boy came to report he was missing.
An announcement was then made after which a police officer was called into the station to invite them to identify the body.
Police investigation is still ongoing.
Story: Freeman KORYEKPOR AWLESU