Crime & Law

C/R: Court remands chief and pastor over murder of trainee nurse

A Cape Coast district court has remanded a self-style pastor Michael Darku and the Tufohen of Ekumfi Akwakrom Nana Crack into police custody.

The two are alleged to have kidnap, killed and buried Georgina Asor Botchwey in an uncompleted story building for ritual purposes.

They have been charged with attempting to commit crime, to it murder and murder and are to re-appear in court on October 4, 2022.

The family of murdered aspiring trainee nurse disclosed that the prime suspects initially demanded a ransom from them.

According to Georgina Asor Botchwey’s relatives, the pastor and his accomplice pastor had demanded that they paid ¢15,000 for the freedom of their kin.

The police said that when Miss Asor Botchwey’s family failed to raise the said amount Nana Clark Onyaa and the pastor killed and secretly bury her for ritual purposes.

The victim, 22, is said to have gone for an interview at the Ankaful Nursing Training College when the pastor, who happens to be her sister’s boyfriend invited her for a meeting.

So after her interview, the victim set off to meet her soon‐to‐be brother‐in‐law.

Unbeknownst to the deceased, the pastor had connived with the chief who is the Tufuhen of Ekumfi Akwakrom to kidnap and sexually assault her.

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