Nigeria’s image was again dealt a horrible blow in Ghana on Thursday following the arrest of one Alhaji Rasheed Bello and his wife by the police in Yamoransa, near Cape Coast. Bello’s activities in the last few days became suspicious to his neighbours and since he was known to be a herbalist, no one dared confront him, rather, they called the police and reported their suspicions.
Unknown to Bello and his wife, the police had placed them under surveillance. According to the District Police Officer, “after we got the tip off, we got into the house and surprisingly, we saw pieces of human parts including hands and legs in a Ghana Must Go bag still dripping with blood. They were cut in a way that that gives you an impression that they were actually meant to be cooked. We also saw two human heads, which makes us believe that the victims are two.”
When 42 year old Alhaji Bello realised that his secret moves were about to become public knowledge, he allegedly made an attempt to bribe the policemen. And going by the Ghanaian constitution, his effort at bribing the police would only worsen his case as he might also be charged for attempting to bribe officers in a bid to prevent the law from taking its course.
Mr. Stephen Ando Kwofie, the District Police Officer disclosed that as soon as Bello’s wife, Fausatu saw that policemen already had her husband, she tried to escape but was quickly apprehended.
The news which has started travelling across the whole of Ghana has left many Nigerians sad. There are more than one million Nigerians doing business and schooling in Ghana.