Mankessim murder: Police conclude investigations, await AG’s advice
The Ghana Police Service has completed investigations into the alleged killing of Ms Georgina Asor Botwe, a 25-year-old prospective student nurse at Mankessim, awaiting further directive from the Attorney General’s (AG) Office, where a docket has been sent.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Daniel Gadzo, the prosecutor, updated the Cape Coast District Magistrate’s Court on the case.
The court presided over by Mr Eric Oheneba Antwi Boaisiako, who sat in for Mrs Bernice Mensima Ackon, now on vacation, adjourned the case for the seventh time, to Tuesday, February 28, 2023, and asked the AG to expedite action on the case.
Christopher Clarke Quansah, the first accused, raised his hands for permission to speak, but the court did not grant him the request.
Pleas of Quansah and Michael Darko, a self-styled pastor, are yet to be taken by the court.
On Thursday, September 8, 2022, Ms Botwe, came from Yeji in the Bono East Region to attend interview at the Ankaful Nursing Training School in Cape Coast, as a student applicant, and called Darko, who was her sister’s boy-friend, to inform him of her presence in Cape Coast.
Darko promised to pick her up after the interview on Friday, September 9, 2022.
The prosecutor said the two accused went to “pick Botwe” from Ankaful in a Taxicab to Pedu in Cape Coast, where Quansah had parked his Benz saloon car, with registration number GT 8686 – C and drove her to Akwakrom, a suburb of Mankessim.
Quansah and Darko took Botwe’s iPhone, locked her in a room and left for Sikafoambantem, a suburb of Mankessim, where they dug a pit in an uncompleted storey building.
The accused later took Botwe to the uncompleted building and Quansah hit her neck with a club while Darko held her neck till she died.
The accused cut the hair of Botwe and buried her in the pit.
The Central Regional Police Command arrested Darko at Anomabo, but Quansah escape and was later on apprehended at his hideout, upon a tip off.