Italian-born Ghanian footballer Solomon Nyantakyi has confessed murdering his 45-year-old mother, Patience Nyantakyi Mfum and sister Magdalene Nyantakyi,11, through multiple stabbing, leaving the lifeless bodies in a pool of blood.
The former football prodigy with Italian side Parma is the major suspect in the double murder of his mother and young sister who were killed by stabbing at home last night.
Local police forced entry into the building and found two dead bodies.
Alleged to have been behind the murders, Solomon was arrested in Milan while on the run.
He later confessed committing the crimes during interrogation, according to the police.
“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.
The suspect’s elder brother Raymond Nyantakyi, 25, returned home from work around 9pm on Tuesday to discover the gruesome murder.
Nyantakyi’s former teammate 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.