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Mankessim Murder : Court adjourns case as pastor falls ill

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The Cape Coast High Court Two has postponed proceedings in the murder case involving 25-year-old Georgina Asor Botchwey due to the illness of one of the accused individuals, Pastor Michael Darko.

The case is scheduled to reconvene on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, with the formation of a panel aimed at expediting the legal process and ensuring justice is served promptly.

Presiding Judge Justice John Mark Nuku Alifo announced the adjournment, emphasizing the court’s commitment to accelerate proceedings by convening three times a week.

Vincent Enyinako, representing the Attorney General’s Office, informed the court that Darko had been discharged from the Police Hospital and would be available for the next week’s proceedings.

However, Christopher Ekow Clark Quansah, the other accused individual, was absent from court on Thursday, February 8, due to Darko’s illness, preventing prosecution from transporting Quansah alone to court.

Papa Annan Swanzy, a family member of the deceased, expressed confidence in the justice system despite the delay in the case.

The murder case revolves around Georgina Asor Botchwey, who traveled to Cape Coast for a nursing school interview. Darko, her sister’s fiancé, offered to pick her up but, along with Quansah, allegedly abducted and later murdered her for alleged money rituals.

Darko was arrested after admitting to the crime, leading the police to the burial site of the deceased. Quansah was apprehended later and confessed to the crime as well.

Both accused individuals were initially charged with conspiracy to commit murder and murder before Cape Coast District Court Two.

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