Police wrap up their investigation into the Mankessim murder while they wait for the Attorney General’s opinion

Investigations into the death of Georgina Asor Botwe, a 25-year-old prospective student nurse at Mankessim, by the Ghana Police Service are now concluded.

Nonetheless, the docket for the case has been submitted to the Attorney General’s Office, where the police are awaiting additional instructions.

The Cape Coast District Magistrate’s Court, presided over by Mr. Eric Oheneba Antwi Boasiako, who filled in for Mrs. Bernice Mensima Ackon, who is on vacation, received an update from the prosecutor, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Daniel Gadzo.

Following the update, the court again postponed the hearing until Tuesday, February 28, 2023, and instructed the Office of the Attorney General to move quickly to execute the appropriate steps.

The first accused, Christopher Clarke Quansah, raised his hand to address the court but was not heard.

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The court has not yet heard Quansah’s or self-described preacher Michael Darko’s arguments.

The deceased, Ms. Botwe, allegedly called Darko, her sister’s boyfriend, to let him know she was in town on Thursday, September 8, 2022. She had travelled from Yeji in the Bono East Region for an interview at the Ankaful Nursing Training Institute in Cape Coast as a student applicant.

On Friday, September 9, 2022, Darko allegedly offered to pick her up after the interview.

According to the prosecutor, the two defendants took a taxi to pick up the dead from Ankaful before driving her to Akwakrom, a Mankessim neighbourhood, in Quansah’s Benz saloon automobile that was parked in Pedu in Cape Coa According to reports, Quansah and Darko seized her iPhone, locked her in a room, and then drove to Sikafoambantem, a Mankessim suburb, where they dug a hole in an unfinished two-story structure.

They eventually took the woman there, where Quansah allegedly struck her in the neck with a club as Darko held her until she passed away. She was then given a hair-cut before being buried in the pit.

Darko was detained in Anomabo when the Central Regional Police Command used information that led to his detention, but Quansah was able to flee.

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