A 21-year-old man, Anas Adams, is being held by the Nima Police for killing his father on the eve of Father’s Day.
Anas claimed he had been ordered by a spirit to use a pickaxe to kill his father, Adam Abdullahi, 65.
According to the story, which was confirmed by the Nima Divisional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police Mr Timothy Bonga, the suspect, his father and his stepmother lived in the same house at Mamobi in Accra.
Anas said on the night of the crime he heard voices telling him to go and hit his father.
“Something came to my mind that I should hit him and I took the pickaxe and hit him,” he said.
Mr Bonga said the suspect struck the left side of his father’s head, killing him instantly.
He said after committing the heinous crime about 11 pm last Saturday, Anas failed to report the incident to anyone.
He said it was not until about 4 p.m. the following day when Anas reported the incident to his brother, Aziz Osman.
Mr Bonga said Osman then led the suspect to the landlord and the Assembly Member for the area, Alhaji Abu Hamid, for them to lead them to report the matter to the police.
According to Mr Bonga, Osman, together with the landlord and Alhaji Hamid, sent the suspect to the police.
He said the police went to the deceased’s house and found his body lying in a pool of blood on his bed, with his brains out.
Mr Bonga said when the suspect was asked about the relationship between him and his father, he said although the relationship between them was not bad, he did not like this father because his father had not supported his education after he had dropped out of school at Primary Two.
He said investigations were ongoing to process the suspect for court.