The mother of an 11-year-old girl whose father allegedly attempted to sacrifice her for money has expressed shock over the matter.
According to her, she is yet to come to terms with the news and circumstances that led to Evans Oppong’s arrest.
An Oyibi Kom-based herbalist, Nana Adu-Boafo Jnr, on Friday caused the arrest of the 42-year-old businessman after the latter presented his daughter to be sacrificed for money.
Speaking in an interview on Adom News, the mother said the suspect has a strong and good relationship with his daughter despite their separation as a couple.
In view of that, she could not comprehend the reason Mr Oppong would want to commit such a heinous crime against his own beloved daughter.
“He takes very good care of the child and they have a good relationship, so I did not hesitate when he asked that we bring the girl to meet her.
“I was home when I received a call that he has been arrested and taken to Osu Police station because he attempted to use her for rituals,” she narrated.
She noted that she was very sad and disappointed when she saw Mr Oppong in handcuffs but was grateful to God for sparing her child’s life.
Meanwhile, the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service has taken over the case.
JoyNews checks indicate that the CID headquarters has taken over the case and is currently reviewing the evidence adduced so far for possible prosecution.