On Wednesday, the Police at Adabraka in Accra arrested a female suspect, believed to be in her 60s, who was almost lynched by traders for allegedly selling human meat.
The woman was dragged to the police station by traders at the Adabraka Market after she refused to indicate which meat she was selling.
Now the woman who is currently in police custody has claimed that she was directed to engage in the trade by her ‘spiritual pastor’.
Greater Accra regional Police Commander, ASP Afia Tenge said on Adom FM’s Morning Show, ‘Dwaso Nsem’ Thursday that 60-year-old Florence Appiah said she was instructed to sell meat to make a living by her ‘spiritual Pastor’.
“She said she bought her meat at Makola and was coming to sell at Adabraka market but she was new in the market…she said selling the meat was a direction from her Spiritual Pastor and that it was a cow meat she had bought from Makola to come and sell at the market…,” she said.
Florence, according to the market women, was carrying a tray with some pieces of meat, and was moving strangely in the market.
The Police PRO continued that the Adabraka police had to move in swiftly to prevent the mob from lynching her on the suspicion of selling human meat.
The police, she said took the woman and the meat to their station but could not immediately tell the kind of meat she was selling from just a look at it.
“We only know its grilled meat but it is difficult for the police to determine whether it is human meat or otherwise, so we forwarded the said meat to national CID for forensic testing to show if it is human meat or not…,” she said.
She called on the public to remain calm as the forensic report is still yet to come out.