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21-yr-old man in soup for attempting to kill friend for rituals

A 21-year-old man who wanted fast money has been arrested after he attempted to behead his friend for rituals.

The suspect, Charles Ashitey and the victim

Ashitey, who is popularly known as Zaga, was arrested by residents of Tema Newtown after his attempt to kill Norteye failed on Sunday, July, 31, Adom Online reports.

In a police report, the victim who had gone for a party in the area, decided to spend the night in his close friend's room, not knowing that the man he thought was his friend, had other plans for him and that was to kill him for rituals.

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In the police statement, it was gathered that at 4am, Ashitey decided to carry out his plans by using a sharp knife to slit the throat of Norteye but the victim woke up and began struggling with the suspect, resulting in multiple cuts in his palm and abdomen.

But luck was on his side as he was able to escape with the knife and was rushed to his aunt’s house where he was taken to the Tema Newtown Police Station to lodge an official complaint, before being taken to the Tema General Hospital for treatment.

When the police went to the search the suspect's room, the decomposing head of snake was found alongside egg shells, and powder, which were sprinkled around the room, while a wooden doll was also found in the room.

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