A Ghanaian footballer, Solomon Nyantakyi, has been arrested in Italy for allegedly killing his mother and sister on Tuesday night in the city of Parma.
The 21-year-old admitted to having murdered his mother, Patience Nfum, 43, and young sister, Magdalene Nfum, 11, who are all Ghanaians living in Italy.
Nyantakyi was arrested by the Italian police on an escape route in Milan on Wednesday morning.
The suspect’s elder brother Raymond Nyantakyi, 25, returned home from work around 9 pm on Tuesday to discover the gruesome murder.
The murder took place in their home in Via San Leonardo, the outskirts of Parma, which is a multi-ethnic neighbourhood where many Ghanaians live.
When Raymond opened the door, he found a gruesome scene with blood everywhere, on the floor, on walls and the furniture in their sixth-floor apartment.
Solomon was touted as one of the rising stars in Italian football as he flourished in the youth system of Parma winning several titles with them.
He was promoted to the Parma senior team by Roberto Donadoni before the club went into administration and the young player’s career took a nose dive.
The 21-year-old played for Serie D for Imolese Calcio last season but suddenly stopped and joined bad company noted for committing serious crimes in Italy.