A 21-year-old man is currently in Police custody for attempting to behead his friend for rituals. Charles Ashitey, also known as Zaga was arrested by some residents of Tema Newtown after his attempt to behead his 19-year-old friend, Daniel Norteye, failed.
According to the Police, on 31st July, 2016, Norteye was tired after a dance rehearsal and decided to spend the night in the room of the suspect...
At about 4:00am, Norteye felt a sharp pain on his neck. He woke only to see the suspect, Ayitey holding a knife and cutting his throat. He then struggled with suspect, which resulted in multiple cuts on his palm and abdomen but he was eventually able to escape with the knife .He was rushed to his aunt’s house where he was taken to the Tema Newtown Police Station to lodge an official complaint.
He was then taken to the Tema General Hospital where he was treated and discharged.
When the suspect's room was searched, a stinking beheaded snake, egg shells, and powder, which were sprinkled around the room were found. A wooden doll was also found in the room as well.When suspect was asked on how he came by those items and why he had sprinkled powder in his room, he said the snake was for a friend who was going to eat it but suspect pleaded with his friend to give it to him.