Palm wine tapper found dead with head missing

A man believed to be in his 50’s has been found dead with his head missing on a farm at Dunkwa Asoboa in the Central Region.

Residents believe the man was killed for rituals.

The family of the deceased has identified him as Agya Manu, a popular palm wine tapper in the area.

According to reports, Agya Manu left the house at about 5:30 am on Sunday to tap palm wine. He was expected to return home on time for church service with his family.

After waiting for a long time, the family decided to leave him behind, hoping that Agya Manu will later join them in church when he arrives home.

The church closed, but Agya Manu had still not returned, raising concerns among his family members.

His children, who mounted a search for him, returned home with a bottle their father was carrying for the palm wine. The man had abandoned the bottle at the exact place he was to fetch the palm wine.

A search was mounted but yielded no results.

On Tuesday, April 20, a lady found the body suspected to be that of Agya Manu lying at the entrance to her farm.

She rushed home to deliver the news, forcing community members to throng the farm to ascertain the report.

The family of the deceased confirmed it was him after close examination of the lifeless body.

Police in the area has begun investigations into the matter to arrest perpetrators of the gruesome murder.

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