Mankessim murder case adjourned to Nov 22  

 The Cape Coast District Court hearing the case of the slain nursing student, Georgina Asor Botchwey, has for the fourth time adjourned the trial to November 22, 2022.  

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Daniel Gadzo prayed the presiding judge, Mrs Bernice Mensimah Ackon, for time to conclude investigations before the case could be called in court. 

The accused, Christopher Ekow Clarke Quansah, Michael Darko, a self-styled pastor, and Jonathan Obeng, a mason, who were not in court, were remanded. 

The family of the deceased, approached the prosecution after his encounter with the judge and indicated to journalists that accused were not present in court. 

A family head, Papa Annan Swanzy, said the prosecution told them that the police could not transport accused from Accra to the Cape Coast Court Complex because they did not have fuel for their vehicle.   

An aunt of the deceased, Ms Kate Swanzy, said the family would not back down on the case until justice was served, adding that “We are extremely livid over this incident and we are ready to go every length to see the end of it,”.  

Quansah, Darko and Obeng are being held in custody for the murder of 25-year-old Georgina Asor Botchwey, at Mankessim in the Central Region.  

They have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and murder, but their pleas were yet to be taken by the court. 

DSP Gadzo at the last hearing on October 18, said on Thursday, September 8, 2022, Botchwey came from Yeji in the Bono East Region for an interview at the Ankaful Psychiatric Nursing Training School, in Cape Coast, as a student applicant.  

She called Darko to inform him of her presence in town upon her arrival and Darko promised to ‘pick’ the deceased after her interview on Friday, September 9, 2022.  

DSP Gadzo said the two accused ‘picked’ Botchwey from Ankaful in a taxi to Pedu in Cape Coast where Quansah had parked his Benz and drove her to Akwakrom, a suburb of Mankessim.  

He said Quansah and Darko took the iPhone of Botchwey, locked her in a room and left for Sikafoambantem, a suburb of Mankessim, where they engaged Obeng to dig a grave in an uncompleted storey building belonging to Quansah.  

The court herd that at 2 am, Quansah and Darko took the woman to the uncompleted building and Quansah hit her neck with a club and Darko strangled her till she died. – GNA  

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