According to police sources, the suspect in the Abesim murder case has revealed his motivation for killing people.
Richard Appiah, 28, is said to have told investigators that he began killing dogs before moving on to killing humans.
According to the source, he told his interrogators that something compelled him to kill a black dog, which he did but only ate the dog’s head.
“There is evidence to show that he really killed a black dog first before turning to the people he killed,” the source says.
“We don’t know what something he claims influenced him to commit the heinous crimes. The police do not conduct investigations based on the presence of spirits.”
According to the source, the 28-year-old “told the interrogators that the so-called something urged him again to kill human beings, and that is exactly what he did” one week after killing the dog.
Some residents of Abesim, a town near Sunyani in the Bono Region that has been rocked by the gruesome murder of two children, believe the alleged murderer is a serial killer.
They have requested that the police look into the mysterious disappearances of people in the area.
Following Richard Appiah’s arrest and a subsequent Police search of his home, the bodies of two children, ages 12 and 15, were discovered.
According to a DailyGuide report, there appeared to be a stalemate between the police and the victims’ families regarding the burial of the deceased.
Louis Agyeman was buried last weekend, but George Sarpong’s family initially refused to take the body in protest of the slow pace of the investigation.
However, according to the newspaper, the family has now decided to collect the body from the police and bury him over the weekend.