Elmina, under a year, has recorded a second incident of children dying under mysterious circumstances. The latest to hit the ancient town is the suspected murder of three children whose bodies were found in a parked vehicle at Teterim, a suburb.
This incident readily brings to mind two children whose bodies were found in similar fashion at Ntranoa, another suburb of Elmina in June last year. The culprits in this case were never apprehended though residents aside police investigations also engaged fetish priests to trace the perpetrators.
The two children who died last year were sent on an errand by their then heavily pregnant mother but never returned. The bodies of the two were later retrieved from “Efua Siriwi”, a river in the community.
In the latest case, the police in Elmina say they received a complaint on Sunday from one Kwame Bronya that his nephew and nieces aged 6, 5 and 3 who left home to attend church service at the Family Maker Church near the district magistrate Court had failed to return home.
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Early Monday morning at about 7:00am, one Shiny Amissah Dadziebo proprietor of Holly Wood Preparatory school found the three children dead in her KIA Optima Saloon car.
A complaint was lodged with the police and the bodies have been deposited at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital Mortuary awaiting autopsy.
Some residents who spoke to ATL FM News say the incident points to ritual killings though the police say no body parts of the victims were missing. They indicate the occurrence has sent fear among them especially parents with children within the age bracket of the deceased.
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Assembly member for Ntranoa Electoral Area, Paul Kofi Bofo who witnessed a similar incident in his area last year says parents should pay more attention to the security of their children.
Source: ATL FM NEWS