Human for sale: Police arrest man for offering elder brother for sale


Police at Twifo-Praso in the Central Region have arrested a 33-year old mason who attempted to sell his elder brother for alleged ritual purposes.

Peter Adzohu was picked whilst negotiating with police officers who feigned interest in the supposed deal at Dwenda in the Twifo-Hemang Lower Denkyira District.

He was offering John Ahama, a palm wine tapper for 20 thousand Ghana cedis.

The arrest came as police try to unravel the mysterious murder of a 26 hunchback whose hunch was taken away by the assailants two months ago.

District Commander, Nana Ofori, told Nhyira FM Adzohu confided in a friend his intention to trade his brother for cash to cater for the family.

His reason was that Ahama, father of five who lives at a village near Mokwaa, is a drunkard whose family is in financial crisis.

The confidant, whose name is being withheld, informed police who posed as potential buyers.

During negotiations, Adzohu suggested and even identified a spot near a river where his brother could be subjected to a drinking spree and subsequently killed.

“He suggested to us (police) during negotiations that, we can buy his brother more drinks (alcohol) so that when he get booze, then we kill him near a river, so that he( Adzohu) will go his way from there”, said Nana Ofori.

DSP Nana Ofori told Nhyira News the suspect faces human trafficking charge having shown no remorse for the alleged attempted crime.

“He was bold to tell me in my office in the presence of his relatives that he wanted to sell his brother to take care of the family”.

Meanwhile, John Ahama has vowed to give-up drinking on hearing his own borther’s intention.**

Source: Ohemeng Tawiah, Nhyira Fm-Kumasi

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