Police in Kuntenase in the Ashanti Region have picked up one Rashid Ibrahim for the alleged Cold-blooded murder of Israel Agyei Manu, a headteacher of Rogel Montessori Basic School and owner of a private vehicle used for ride-hailing services.
The 33-year-old who was driving a Toyota Vitz vehicle, with car registration number, GE 3170-21, was beheaded on Sunday afternoon.
Some inhabitants of Feyiase Akoyem in the Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti Region where the incident occurred said they heard a loud cry for help, only to discover a body with the head cut off, with some body parts also missing.
The police in a statement said the suspect “who initially gave an untenable alibi to police, later “confessed to committing the crime.”
Police said the suspect, Rashid Ibrahim, later led officers “to retrieve the machete which he allegedly used to behead the deceased at Feyiase New Site on 4th July 2021.”
The suspect is currently in police custody pending processes to be put before the court.
“Police commend community members who volunteered their observation of the movement of neighbours and strangers alike to police, leading to the arrest. Police assure them of the strictest confidentiality and appeal to such informants to desist from blowing their cover by bragging about such exploits,” police added in the statement.