Elmina police chase ritualist over live burial of 2-yr-old boy

Officers at the Elmina District Police Command of the Ghana Police Service are on the heels of a spiritualist by name Kweku Bar for directing a family to bury their 2-year-old son alive.

The boy is said to be suffering autism and was sent to the spiritualist for healing at Dutch-Komenda.

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However, Kweku Bar asked the parents to bury the baby alive at the sea shore.

It was in attempt to follow through this directive at the Dutch-Komenda sea shore that the 70-year-old grandfather of the boy was seen by some youth.

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The matter was subsequently reported to the police, who proceeded to the scene with the help of Assembly member of the Dutch-Komenda Electoral Area Cosmos Bassaw.

The parents of the child and the 70-year-old grandfather were arrested and now assisting with investigations.

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According to the police, the three are being held for conspiring to commit the crime.

The child was sent to the Kissi Health Centre and was treated and discharged.



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