Two people, the Tufohen of Ekumfi Akwakrom and a self-acclaimed pastor have been arrested in connection with the murder and secret burial of a lady at Mankessim in the Central Region.

The chief, Nana Oye and the pastor are currently in police custody.

The body of the lady in her mid twenties was exhumed Tuesday (September 20, 2022) in an uncompleted building at Esikafoambatem at Edumadze, a suburb of Mankessim.

The deceased, identified as Georgina Asor-Botchwey, a prospective nursing trainee was said to have gone missing last Wednesday.

This was after she travelled from Yeji to Cape Coast with the intention of attending an admission interview at Ankful  Nursing School.

It was the pastor, who reportedly after his arrest in connection with the case, led police to the spot where she was buried.

The deceased: Georgina Asor-Botchwey

How did the Pastor get to know Georgina Asor-Botchwey?

According to Richard Kodjo Nyarko, the central regional correspondent of Joy News, when the deceased was going for the interview at Ankaful Psychiatric Nursing School in Cape Coast, she told her sister about this. Her sister then said she has a boyfriend around so she would call him so that if he’s around, the deceased would go and look for him. The deceased was then  introduced to the Pastor by her sister who is said to be the boyfriend of the Pastor to accommodate her in order  to have some rest as she could not return back to Yeji from the interview that very day.

How was the pastor arrested?

The deceased then told her friend whom she went for the interview with that she was going to sleep at her sister’s boyfriend who is a Pastor’s house. After she had been announced missing for about three weeks, the deceased ‘s friend then alerted the police about. This led to the arrest of the Pastor and after the police interrogation, he confessed this devilish act.

Exhumation

Police exhumed the body in an uncompleted building.

The body of the deceased has since been deposited at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital for autopsy.

The assemblyman for the area, Alex Appiah said he had information that police was in his area to exhume a body from an uncompleted building.

“I can confirm that the body of a lady was exhumed from my area yesterday by the police,” he stated. He then appealed to the IGP to deploy a lot of police personnel there as the similar incident has occurred in that particular area  5 times this year.

Preliminary information gathered by Graphic Online indicates that the pastor had sent the deceased who had come for a visit to a drinking spot owned by Nana Oye also known as Nana Crack to buy her a drink.

According to the source after the drink, Georgina was taken to one of the rooms near the pub also owned by Nana Oye to rest there since she looked tipsy. It’s said that they had multiple sex with her before killing and burying her.

The pastor is said to have confessed to the police after which he led the police to the place where the body was buried. The reason why they kidnapped, killed and buried her remained unknown for now.

The body was exhumed from the chief’s house where her bag, shoes, and other belongings were also found.

The incident has thrown the residents into a state of shock and fear and parents have advised theirs children not to stay long in town when they go out to play.

Police investigations are still ongoing.

 

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Kwame Anane