A 28-year-old architect has been arrested at Abesim in Sunyani for allegedly killing about three children while keeping some meat suspected to be human parts in a fridge.
The suspect, Richard Appiah who is also a surveyor is said to have allegedly murdered his stepbrother and two other boys aged between 12 and 15 years. One of the victim’s bodies was cut into pieces and the body parts were allegedly kept in a double door fridge found in one of the rooms in the house where Appiah lived. Appiah was arrested by the stepfather and some relations of one of the victims who was aged 12.
The 56-year-old stepfather of one of the victims is said to have reported to the Sunyani police about his missing son on August 20, 2021, at about 10:10 pm. He told the police that Appiah, who is his stepson, had come for his 12-year-old son at about 5:30 pm and the young boy could not be traced. About an hour and a half later, the stepfather of the suspect and his four brothers returned to the police station with Appiah on suspicion of knowing the whereabouts of the 12-year-old boy.
Police together with the complainant and suspect proceeded to the house where Appiah resided in a rented self-contained house in Alaska area near Abesim and found the boy lying in a supine position in one of the rooms. A search in the house found another deceased having been murdered and kept in one of the rooms.
A further search in the room led to the police finding pieces of meat suspected to be human parts of different persons in a double-door fridge. The Police in collaboration with some members of the community arrested Richard Appiah, the suspect, who is currently in Police custody assisting investigations.
The Acting Director-General of the Ghana Police Public Affairs Directorate told Graphic Online that the Inspector General of Police, Dr. Geroge Akuffo Dampare, has directed the National Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to provide technical support to Bono Regional CID to investigate the matter to its logical conclusion.
He has also commended the police and the community for the swift response in arresting the suspect, saying that civil-police collaboration should be deepened to promote peace and security in society.