Second suspect picked up in connection with gruesome Abesim killings

A second suspect is in police custody after the killing of three persons at Alaska near Abesim in the Sunyani Municipality of the Bono Region.

The Director of Public Affairs at the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent Alexander Kwaku Obeng, disclosed this when the Inspector General of Police George Dr. Akuffo-Dampare, visited Abesim to commiserate with the bereaved families.

“Two suspects are in our custody, one you are aware of… the second one’s name is withheld,” he said.

Superintendent Obeng also disclosed that Clinical Psychologists would be assigned to the affected two families and police personnel involved in the investigation.

“There are traumatised persons involved in this crime; the affected family members and the community members and even the police officers who are involved in the scene search and investigation. They need to be supported psychologically,” he added.


Shocking details emerging after the arrest indicated that the first suspect, 28-year-old Richard Appiah, had human parts of one of the deceased persons in his fridge.

After reports were made to the police, they found one of the deceased cut to pieces in a fridge whilst two other deceased persons were found in other rooms in Richard Appiah’s home.

Two of the deceased have been identified as 12-year-old Louis Agyemang Junior and Stephen Sarpong, aged 15.

The discoveries were made on Friday evening a little after 11:00 pm.

The stepfather of one of the victims had reported that Richard Appiah had taken his son to his house but had not returned.

He later effected a citizen’s arrest of Richard Appiah, with the help of his four brothers, according to a police report.

The Acting Inspector-General of Police has also directed the Criminal Investigations Department Headquarters to provide technical support to the Bono Regional CID to investigate the killings.

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