The Assin Fosu District Court has remanded 62-year-old farmer and fetish priest into three weeks police custody for allegedly killing his friend.

The suspect, 62-year-old Emmanuel Tetteh had a fight with the deceased, Emmanuel Kofi Koranteng on a cocoa farm at Assin Akwetey No. 2.

A prayer by the Prosecutor, Chief Inspector Gilbert Ayongo made the presiding judge, His Worship Abdul Majid Illiasu adjourned the case to Monday, December 19, 2022.

According to the facts of the case presented in court, the duo were close friends who share farm boundaries but had issues when the suspect, the fetish priest accused the deceased for stealing his gun.

Emmanuel Koranteng, the deceased had informed his neigbours of traveling to his hometown at Larteh in the Eastern region on January 31, 2022, but there was no sign of him after a call was placed to his family a week later.

On February 7, 2022, a search party organised by the community after suspicion was raised led to his slightly locked door which was broke into to discover the luggage he was to travel with.

The search team proceeded to the deceased farm and found the decomposed body of the deceased, shirts, and Wellington boots, with the skull dislocated and lying a few metres away from their boundaries.

The fetish priest who had vanished from the village upon the missing of the farmer was suspected and declared wanted after a complaint was made to the police.

He was nabbed at Twifo Hemang in the Central region upon a tip-off after publications were made for his search in the media

Meanwhile, forensic analysis conducted on the skeletal remains disclosed the deceased was shot in the abdomen, 4 pellets were subsequently found and same was kept for evidential purposes.


The decomposed body of the farmer was discovered on his farm in a bizarre state in February this year.

Robert Tetteh, the Assemblyman and eyewitness had said he owed the deceased some money and hadn’t seen him for some days which he decided to go search for him, only to discover his mortal remains with the skull dislocated and lying few metres away from the boundaries of the suspect and the deceased’s farm.

Though the cause of the death was not known immediately, they suspect one Emmanuel Tetteh who 3 days before the demise of the deceased had a misunderstanding with the deceased over a piece of land and a missing gun which resulted in a scuffle.

The suspect and his family including school children have left the village leaving his undried cocoa beans behind.