A 33-year-old father was given the death penalty by the Accra High Court for offering his two-year-old kid as a sacrifice in Akuma Village, Accra, in order to become wealthy.
This came after a seven-member jury unanimously found food seller Prince Acquaye, alias Juu, who was accused of murder, guilty.
The death penalty was recently abolished in Ghana by the parliament, although the new rule only applies to cases that are currently being prosecuted.
The complainant, Abigail Nyumor, was both a food seller and the defendant’s girlfriend, according to the prosecution.
They were supposed to have resided with their now-deceased only son.
According to the prosecution, the prisoner advised the complainant not to worry if something happened to their son in February 2021 because they were going to be rich soon.
The victim, who is now dead, allegedly begged the defendant to give him money on April 20, 2021, about midday, so that he could purchase groundnuts.
According to the report, the prisoner led the victim to the seashore and dumped him into the water when the complainant was dozing off after offering him GH5.00.
The victim had been tossed into the water, according to the prosecution, who claimed that the complainant was afterwards awakened by some neighbors.
According to the report, the inmate was apprehended, and the victim was saved and sent to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, but he passed away the next day.
According to the prosecution, initial findings showed that the defendant was introduced into occultism and requested to make a sacrifice.
According to the prosecution, the defendant picked his kid for the sacrifice by tossing him down a cliff in 33-foot-high Akuma Village.