A man who is suspected to be mentally deranged has been caught after he slaughtered a 14-year-old girl, cooked her andate the flesh in what has sent shock waves down the spines residents of East Akyem municipality in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
Daily Guide reports that the girl identified as Docia Aina Adufa, a primary six pupil of Akyem Asafo Presby Primary, was captured by the mad man known as Yaw Akoto on her way to fetch water for her aunt, and butchered her.
After murdering the girl, the mad man, was said to have taken the body to the bush, cut it into pieces and cooked it and ate it with kenkey and banku, (A local Ghanaian delicacy).
The ugly incident reportedly happened on Tuesday, January 26, and her remains were not discovered until a week after with some parts, including the head, missing.
An uncle of the girl, Yaw Sarpong, confirmed the tragic incident to the media, saying that the mad man prepared the body for consumption.
“After searching for my niece for three days, we later found her body parts in the bush where that mad man lives. He had roasted some parts of the body while the rest was in a stew the mad man had prepared,” Sarpong said.
Sarpong added that the suspect fled the scene when he saw the search party only to be arrested the next day by the police.
A farmer reportedly spotted the parts of the body with gallons and leaves used to wrap banku and kenkey in a saucepan. The farmer then raised an alarm causing residents to troop to the bush to witness the horrific sight. He went to the Akyem Asafo police station to report the matter.