Italian-born Ghanaian footballer Solomon Nyantakyi has admitted murdering his 45-year-old mother, Patience Nyantakyi Mfum and 11-year-old sister Magdalene Nyantakyi, through multiple stabbing.
“It is true that I killed my mother and little sister with a knife. I stabbed them several times and it happened in our apartment yesterday (Tuesday),” Nyantakyi was quoted as saying by the police.
Nyantakyi, a former player with Italian side Parma was arrested in Milan while escaping on Wednesday.
Nyantakyi’s brother Raymond raised the alarm about the gruesome murder when he returned home to discover his mother and sister lying motionless at their Via San Leonardo residence.
A former teammate of Nyantakyi’s at Parma Godfred Adofo believes bad company and drugs played a major role leading to the murder of his family members.
“Solomon Nyantakyi was a cool guy but changed at once. About three weeks ago I picked him in my car and dropped him at home as I continued to advise him to quit every bad life he was living and come and train with me,” Adofo told FMG.
“Solomon is one of the naturally talented players I have ever seen. He plays with both legs. I even wanted to recommend him to my agent Oliver Arthur.
“The drugs and bad company he entered ruined his life. I have been very down since morning when the news broke out,” he added.