Man arrested for attempting to sell human body parts to fetish priest

By Maame Aba Afful

Police in the Volta region have arrested a man, identified as Eklu Havor for allegedly attempting to sell fresh human parts to a Togolese fetish priest, Emmanuel Opoku for rituals.

Opoku, 36, who hails from Anehor in Togo but plies his fetish trade at Dededo in the Ho West district of the Volta region on Tuesday reported the Kente weaver, Eklu to the police at Kponvie barrier after the latter brought the head and private parts of an old lady to him for rituals.

The Police then followed the fetish priest to his base where they found Eklu with the human parts in a polythene bag.

The Volta Regional Police Commander, DCOP Nana Asomah Hinneh confirming the incident to reporters in Ho, said, Eklu admitted to killing an old woman at Labolabo, a community along the Anum road.

The suspect, however, claimed the fetish priest demanded the human parts with a promise to pay him an amount of Ghc50,000.

The two men are in custody, assisting further investigations, while the body of the old woman with the removed parts is kept at the Regional hospital morgue. Ghana News