The disappearance of a 9-year-old boy has sparked outrage at Sefwi Bekwai in the Western Region.
Angry residents are suspicious and have threatened to lynch the guardian of the missing boy should he fail to produce the boy.
The nine-year-old boy, Ernest Badu, also known as “Kofi The Boy” from Sefwi Donkorkrom in Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai municipality has been missing from the house for the past three days after he was sent by his grandfather to fetch water from a nearby stream at Donkorkrom to bath to school.
On his third time fetching the water, “Kofi The Boy” didn’t return as usual. His action provoked his grandfather to leave for the town without checking his whereabouts.
The boy has since not been found.
Kwame Kontor Boateng of Lord Fm in Sefwi reports that the situation has sparked fears among relatives that the boy might have been killed for rituals.
They reported to traditional and opinion leaders in the community.
The grandfather Opanin Kofi Kwaa, 80, aka Sika wo fie, was subsequently arrested in connection with the missing boy. He has however denied knowledge of the whereabouts of the missing boy.
Nana Kwame Nyame, chief of Sefwi Donkorkrom told Kwame Kontor Boateng that libation has been poured to seek the intervention of the gods to help search for the missing boy.
Meanwhile, the leader of the youth in the community, Kofi Kintoh, called on elite, political leaders, and technocrats of Sefwi to commence a forensic investigation into the missing boy as such incidents are denting the image of the Sefwi tribe.