A man has beheaded his six-year-old son for rituals at Amoa Cocoa shed, a farming community near Debiso in the Western region.
The suspect, one Abraham, allegedly beheaded Oscar Tanu and left the body under a cocoa tree near Nkrabea village.
A resident is said to have lodged a complaint with the police about the dastardly act of suspect after he found the head of the victim in the midst of cocoa trees while his body lay in a supine position with the head by the foot with a sharp cutlass and a mortar covered with fresh blood.
The body and the head were separately inspected and found that the culprit used the cutlass to behead the boy after which he placed the deceased’s head on the wooden mortar and cut it off.
Th suspect is currently in police custody assisting with investigations while the body of the deceased has been deposited at a health facility in the area pending autopsy.