Chief, self-acclaimed pastor confess killing student nurse

 A Chief and a self-acclaimed pastor, who con­fessed to killing and burying a 25-year-old student nurse at Mankessim, in the Central Region, last year, have confessed to killing another lady.

Georgina Asor Botchway, the student nurse, was gruesomely murdered and buried by the two in a room at Mankessim.

The body was, however, ex­humed by the police following investigations.

Appearing before the Kaneshie District Court in Accra, Chris­topher Ekow Clark Quansah, aka Nana Clark, the traditional ruler, and Michael Amponsah Darko, aka Nana One, the pastor, have been remanded into lawful custody.

Nana Clark and Darko have been jointly charged with conspir­acy to commit crime and murder of Gloria Yeboah.

The court presided over by Ms Ama Adomako Kwakye did not take their pleas of the accused and they expected to reappear on June 15.

The prosecution, led by Chief Inspector Margaret Ofori Boa­di, said Nana Clark, resides at Essikafoammatem in Mankessim, Central Region.

The prosecution said Darko, resides at Buokrom, Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, and that the accused are friends.

Chief Insp Boadi told the court that in 2022, Darko met the deceased, who was then working at Amegashie Herbal Clinic in Breman-Kumasi and they became friends.

The prosecution said Darko promised to assist the deceased travel abroad.

Chief Insp Boadi said Darko informed the deceased that he had secured visa for her to travel to Holland and asked her to meet him in Accra to embark on the trip.

The prosecution said the deceased met Darko at Achimota in Accra with the intention of travelling abroad.

Chief Insp Boadi said Dar­ko instead took the deceased to Yamoransa in the Central Region, the same day, under the pretense of introducing her to his uncle, Nana Clark.

The prosecution said Darko assured the victim that they would return to Accra on the same day so that she could embark on her trip abroad.

Chief Insp Boadi said the Ase­bu Police in the Central Region, received a report from Godslove Benson, the Assembly Member for Batanyaa Electoral Area that the dead body of a female adult had been found on the outskirts of Batanyaa along the Batanyaa -Assin-Fosu Highway.

The prosecution said when the police visited the scene, they ex­amined the body and found visible marks of violence on the cheek and neck of the deceased.

Chief Insp Boadi said the body was removed from the scene and deposited at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital Mortuary for preservation, identification, and autopsy.

The court heard that the accused were arrested for their alleged involvement in the murder of Georgina Asor Botchway.

The prosecution said during in­terrogation, the accused, who ad­mitted the offence, indicated that they murdered, Gloria Yeboah, at Batanyaa, and dumped her body along the Batanyaa-Assin-Fosu main road.

Chief Insp Boadi said the accused led the police to the crime scene and identified the location where they murdered and dumped Gloria.

The prosecution said during a search of Darko’s house in Kuma­si, a passport-size picture of Glo­ria was found in his room, which he identified as the deceased.

Chief Insp Boadi said Gloria’s sister also identified the deceased picture to the police.

The prosecution said an autopsy was conducted by a pathologist, who gave the interim cause of death as “Sharp Force” (Stab Wounds). —GNA

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