The Cape Coast District Court ll presided over by Her Worship Bernice Mensimah Ackon has refused bail for 3 suspects involved in the murder of Georgina Asor Botchwey at Mankessim.
The three accused persons on trial –Christopher Ekow Clarke Quansah; Tufohene of Ekumfi Akwakrom, Michael Darko; a self styled pastor and Jonathan Obeng, a husband to Nana Clarke’s cousin, have all been linked to the murder of 25-year-old lady who had gone for a psychiatric nursing school interview at Ankaful on September 9.
Presenting the fact of the case to the court, Deputy Superintendent of Police Daniel Gadzo appealed to the court to remand the accused persons into police cusdody for more time to investigate the case.
The court granted the request made by the prosecutor and asked that the three be kept until their next appearance.
Meanwhile, the main suspect of the murder, Ekow Quansah Clarke had pleaded for the third victim to be exonerated.
According to him, 26-year-old Jonathan Obeng is an innocent mason whom they hired to dig a grave for them without knowing the purpose. So he pleaded the court to release the mason and jail him since he is the architect of the crime.
But according to Thomas Cann, Onua News’s Central Regional Correspondent, the court said he should relay any information he has to his lawyer since the facts of the case is yet to be entered.
The case has since been adjourned to October 18, 2022.