The Ghana Police Service in the Central Region have arrested a man suspected to be part of a team that lured, kidnapped and killed a 22-year-old nursing trainee in Mankessim. The suspect had confessed that he is a man of God and assisted a chief in the crime.
Police officers from the Mankessim District Command led the purported man of God to the residence of one Nana Crack, who is the Tufuhen of Ekumfi Akwakrom, where the body of Georgina Asor Botchwey was exhumed from the floor of the kitchen. Other things retrieved from the residence includes a handbag, a pair of shoes and other possessions of the deceased.
Georgina (deceased) was reported missing a couple of weeks ago and family members had mounted a search for her, mounting notices at vantage points in Mankessim and its environs. She was reported to have attended an interview in Cape Coast, and never returned.
The man of God (suspect) was arrested in Cape Coast following intelligence information made available to the police, and he confessed to the crime, saying he assisted the Chief in committing it. He is currently assisting the Cape Coast Regional Command of the Police Service in investigations.
Sources in Mankessim say Nana Crack is also the president of the Mankessim Traders Association.
In the growing tension associated with the crime, angry residents have requested the police to ensure that justice is served on all the perpetrators. Cephas Authur, an assemblyman for the area, called on the police to increase security in Mankessim and its surroundings. He claimed that this is not the first time something of the sort occurred in Mankessim, saying this is about the fifth.
Georgina’s body has been deposited at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital mortuary for autopsy and further investigations.