Pastor sold murder victim Georgina to local chief for rituals

The murder of Georgina Asor Botchwey at Mankessim, whose body was exhumed from a house in the Central Region has taken another twist.

The two suspects who confessed and have since been arrested in connection with her murder have been named as Michael Darko Amponsah, a pastor who is also a fiancé of the deceased’s sister and a local chief, Nana Onyaa Clark.

Michael Darko Amponsah is believed to have sold the 22-year-old lady to the chief to be used for rituals.

The family of Georgina became alarmed after she went missing days after she left Yeji to attend an admission interview at Ankarful Nursing Training College in Cape Coast.

Georgina, after her interview, was reportedly picked up by her sister’s fiancé, who resides at Mankessim.

Her family, following her disappearance, tracked down Michael Darko Amponsah to a village where he had gone into hiding.

He confessed to selling off the deceased to Nana Clark.

The deceased’s body was later exhumed from the local chief’s house at Adumadze in Mankessim.

Nana Clark was subsequently arrested and arraigned together with Michael Amponsah. The two have been charged with two counts, namely: conspiracy to commit crime, to wit murder and murder, contrary to section 46 of the Criminal Offenses Act 1960, Act 29.

The Cape Coast District Court II remanded them into custody to reappear on October 4, 2022.