According to authorities, the two suspects in the killing of a 25-year-old student nurse who was found buried in the kitchen of a domestic flat in the Central Region neighborhood of Sikafuambantem have admitted to the murder.
“The two, Michael Darko alias Nana 1, a self-styled Pastor, and Christopher Ekow Clarke Tufuhene of Aquakrom, a suburb of Mankesim, were detained at their various hideouts following Police investigation,” read a statement from the police on Thursday.
The two have admitted to killing the victim as part of rituals for money.
The two suspects who are being held for the murder of the student nurse have been remanded in custody, according to Cape Coast’s District Court II.
They are scheduled to reappear on October 4, 2022.
Following their arrest a few days ago, the two accused parties were today, September 22, 2022, arraigned before the court.
On September 10, 2022, Georgina Asor Botchwey, the deceased, was reported missing.
In order to attend an interview at the Ankaful Psychiatric Nursing School, the victim, 25, is claimed to have traveled from Yeji in the Bono East Region to the Central Region.
She called the pastor, who is the boyfriend of the deceased’s senior sister, when she arrived in Cape Coast on Thursday, September 8, to let him know about her visit and mission.
She was told by Michael Darko that he would pick her up after the interview.
The victim left her interview and went to meet her sister’s boyfriend.
Unbeknownst to the victim, the pastor had colluded with Nana Clarke, the chief who serves as the Tufuhen of Ekumfi Akwakrom, to abduct and attack the woman.
After killing her, the two suspects buried her in one of the chief’s rooms.
Michael Darko, the suspect who was last seen with the deceased, allegedly guided police to the spot where they had buried her after her murder during questioning.
After being exhumed, the body was placed in the morgue of the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital for preservation and an autopsy.