The head of the slaughtered Ebusuapayin which sparked clashes between the Fantes and Ewes at Ekumfi Narkwa in the Mfantseman Municipality of the Central Region has been found following the arrest of two suspects.
The suspects are Kweku Mensah, 37, a coconut seller and a native of the Narkwa and Aba Kobah, his 30-year old sister.
According to Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Stephen Andoh-Kwofie the police had information on Saturday that the mobile phone of the deceased, Nana Kojo Eguasia, head of the Nsona clan, was in the possession of a lady.
He said the police traced the phone to the person who had it last after the death of Eguasia.
The Central Regional Police Commander said investigations by the police indicated that Kweku Mensah, a coconut seller often went into the coconut plantation of Eguasia to steal coconuts to sell.
He said Eguasia was reported to have severally confronted Mensah to stop stealing from his farm.
Last Wednesday, Eguasia went to his coconut plantation and found Mensah on the farm plucking the coconuts.
A confrontation was said to have ensued and Mensah managed to overpower Eguasia and allegedly beheaded him.
He then dug a grave near the farm and buried the head after which he covered it and buried the body over it in the same grave.
Mensah was said to have taken Eguasia’s mobile phone home and given it to his sister, Aba Kobah.
Mr Andoh-Kwofie said Kobah then warned Mensah not to tell anybody about the incident else he would be lynched by the community.
DCOP Andoh-Kwofie said Kobah kept receiving calls on the phone and kept misleading the police as to who she was and where she resided.
DCOP Andoh-Kwofie said the police later arrested Mensah and Kobah.
Two persons died and three others sustained injuries in a clash between the Narkwa community and the Narkwa Awuna (Ewe) community following the beheading of Kojo Eguasia last Wednesday.
Some youth of the Narkwa community waged an arson attack on the Awuna community on suspicion that one of them had beheaded Eguasia.
Eight houses were burnt by the youth of Narkwa Awuna in a retaliation.
DCOP Andoh-Kwofie said while investigations into the death of Eguasia continued, the police was also working to bring perpetrators of the killings in the community to book.