A man named Lucas Agboyie, aka “Sympathy” is in big trouble for killing an 8-year-old girl in Ashaiman, Greater Accra Region of Ghana. When his case was called out on Thursday 22 September 2016, Lucas confessed:
“It was a Sunday morning and after taking ‘ganja’, I saw the girl passing. I called her and sent her to go and bring me my towel that had been hung behind my house. On her return, I told her that I wanted to sleep with her but she refused.
“I held her hand and she began struggling with me. She begged and told me to let her go and started screaming. So I strangled her.
“I then took her to my room and slept with the body. Afterwards, I took the GH¢20 she had in her possession and used it to buy ganja.”
However, a plea by the prosecution counsel suggests that 22-year-old Lucas used the little girl for ritual.
One of the lawyers fighting for justice on the victim’s family side said:
“He insisted that he had killed the girl on his own volition. Dissatisfied, the residents started beating him and threatened to hand him over to an angry mob to lynch him.
“Agboyie thereafter mentioned a man named Baba Ali as the one who had sent him to commit the act, after which he was handed over to the police.
“When the police confronted him on the identity of his accomplice, Agboyie retracted his earlier statement and said he had acted alone. He said he had mentioned the name because of the beatings he received from the crowd and fear for his life.”