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Mankessim Student Nurse Murder Case: Chief, accomplice remanded

The Cape Coast District Court has remanded into Prison custody, the Tufohene of Ekumfi Akwakrom, Nana Crack, arrested over the gruesome murder of a nursing trainee, whose body was discovered buried at his kitchen.

His accomplice, a self-styled pastor, one Christopher Ekow Quansah, was also detained after their first appearance in Court on Thursday September 22.

They two, have been charged with conspiracy to commit crime, with murder and murder, contrary to section 46 of the Criminal Offenses Act 1960, Act 29.

The victim, a 25-year-old trainee nurse, Georgina Asor Botchwey, had left Yeji in the Bono East Region for an interview at the Ankarful Nursing Training College in Cape Coast.

The family claims following her disappearance, they raised an alarm which subsequently facilitated events leading to the arrest of the suspects.

The key suspect, Nana Crack, according to the Police in Mankessim was picked up after confessions by the pastor, who led investigators to the chief’s room, where the remains of Georgina Asor Botchwey were exhumed.

The Tufuhene of Ekumfi, Akwakrom Nana Onyaa had fled the town upon hearing that his accomplice has been arrested but the Police subsequently tracked him at his hideout at Ekumfi Akwakrom.

They are to reappear on the 4th of October.


Family sources are making other allegations suggesting a possible third accomplice. They claim their investigations indicated she was picked up by the sister’s fiancé after the interview.

Mr. Joseph Dade, an uncle to the late Georgina Asor Botchwey said following the hint, the late students brother, who is a military officer, traced the suspect to a village in the Central Region where he had taken refuge and was apprehended.

He disclosed that the suspect upon interrogation confessed to the crime and revealed that the deceased had been sold to a chief in the Central

The mother of the deceased, one Grace Andoh who has been speaking to a section of the media said the family is shocked by the sudden turn of events considering that one of the suspects is a son-in-law to be.

It has also emerged that when Michael Darko Amponsah visited the family in Yeji to perform the knocking ceremony two years ago, he complained of his missing GHC30,000 from his bag.

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