A 45-year-old self-described evangelist is being held by the police after being found in possession of human remains in Buoku Nkwanta in the Bono Region’s Wenchi township.
Evangelist Elijah, as he is known in the community, was apprehended after a tip from a neighbor who was uneasy about his preaching activities.
The arrest was confirmed to this reporter by the area’s Assembly Member, Hon. Mustafa Musah, who stated that the incident took place on Wednesday, August 10, 2022.
Hon Musah claims that the suspect lives alone on the outside of the neighborhood. He returns to bed in the evening after preaching.
“A security with a quarry company alert me of his suspicion of the nocturnal activities of a preacher, we proceeded to his house, and lo and behold, we saw human parts being dried on his compound.
“In the company of the town elders, we got hold of him, told him to open his door and to our surprise, we found other human parts in a polythene bag and on the floor,” hon Musah added.
When questioned about the human parts, evangelist Elijah said he was unaware of their existence.
He was promptly detained by police from the Chiraa Police Station in the Sunyani West District of the Bono Region.
Further inspections revealed sets of scissors, machetes, pens, jack knives, and other lethal weapons in his chamber.
The police also detained a buddy of the preacher, a 23-year-old Senior High School graduate who goes by the name Faisal, to aid with their investigation.
In Buoku Nkwanta Cemetery, additional checks by the police and locals revealed that a tomb had been broken open and a body had been removed.
been broken and the body exhumed.
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