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Court remand pastor and chief over murder of 25-year-old

The District Court II in Cape Coast has remanded the two accused persons held for the killing of a hopeful nurse in Mankessim in the Central region.

The two accused persons were today, 22nd September 2022 arraigned before the court following their arrest days ago.

The suspects have been remanded by the Cape Coast District Court II

The two, Michael Darko alias Nana 1, a self-styled Pastor, and Christopher Ekow Clarke Tufuhene of Aquakrom, a suburb of Mankesim were arrested at their various hideouts following a police investigation.

They were charged with conspiracy to commit a crime to wit murder; and murder contrary to section 46 of the Criminal and other offenses Act, 1980, Act 29.

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The two, according to the police confessed to murdering the victim for money rituals.

Appearing before the court, the plea of the accused was not taken and the prosecutor, DSP Daniel Gadzo, pleaded with the court to remand the suspect to aid the investigation team to conclude their investigations.

The court presided over by Her Worship Bernice Mensima Ackon remanded into police custody for two weeks and will reappear on the 4th of October.

Incident

The two suspects are facing the law court following their connection with the murder of the 25-year-old who was hopeful to become a nurse.

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The deceased, Georgina Asor Botwe, was reported missing on September 10, 2022, after she had arrived in Cape Coast on September 8.

Georgina Aso Botchwey hails from Yeji in the Bono East Region. She was an applicant seeking admission to the Ankaful Psychiatric Nursing School.

The police picked intelligence and started looking for the accused persons and, on the 19th of September, the pastor was arrested at Anomabo where they buried the suspect at an uncompleted story building belonging to the chief.

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He subsequently led the police to where the deceased had been buried and the body of the deceased was exhumed.

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Source: Mondokayonline.com

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