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JOMORO: Court remands Vampire farmer in prison custody .
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The Half Assini District Magistrate’s Court has remanded Yaw Sarpong, a farmer from Tikobo No. 2 in the Jomoro District of the Western Region in prison custody for conspiracy to commit murder and murder.
His plea was not taken and would re-appear on May 27.
Prosecuting, Police Inspector Kenneth K. Doe told the court presided over by Mr Henz Kofi Kpogo that at about 1730 hours on April 20, the victim, Manza Blay-Kyie was playing with her friends with a cutlass near a public borehole at the outskirt of the town.
The prosecution said an unknown assailant emerged from a nearby bush, snatched the cutlass and inflicted a deep cut on the neck of Manza, killing her instantly.
He said the assailant fled into the bush and could not be traced when people arrived at the scene.
The prosecution however, said after the murder, Sarpong appeared at the spot and drank the blood of the girl and used part to wash his face.
This led to the arrest of the accused by the Police on suspicion of using the victim for rituals.
The body of Manza has since been released to the family for burial after autopsy at the Half Assini Government Hospital while police investigations continue, he said.
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