A fourteen-year-old girl, Docia Aina Adufa – a Primary six pupil of Akyem Asafo Presby Primary School in the East Akyem municipality of the Eastern Region , Ghana – met her untimely death when Yaw Akoto, a 35-year-old mentally deranged man, allegedly butchered her last Tuesday.
The mad man, after allegedly killing the school girl, was said to have taken the body to the bush, cut it into pieces and cooked it and ate it with kenkey and banku.
The incident happened on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 and it was after a week that the body was found without the head.
The Daily Guide newspaper reported that an uncle of the girl, Yaw Sarpong, confirmed the tragic incident to the media saying that the alleged madman 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,” he said.
Yaw Sarpong said the suspect fled when he saw the search party only to be arrested Wednesday. Her remains was found partially decomposed in the bush after a week of search by her parents and members of the community.
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.
This was confirmed to newspaper by the father of the deceased, Kwaku Feni, a 70-year-old widower.
He said the little girl was sent by her aunty, Cecilia Ama Afasi Adu, on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 to fetch water but never returned.
The Suhum Police Commander, Superintendent Yahaya Muchiraru, briefing Daily Guide, hinted that his outfit had deployed his men and the youth into the bush to search for the alleged madman.
Yaw Akoto was later grabbed yesterday evening and is now cooling off in Nankese police station cells.
The mortal remains have since been deposited at the Police Hospital for autopsy.