Photo credit: Daniel Takyi

Hundreds of people at Yeji in the Bono East Region have thronged the family home of Georgina Botchwey, the aspiring nurse trainee who was murdered in Mankessim.

The victim is alleged to have kidnapped, sexually assaulted, killed and buried in an uncompleted storey building for ritual purposes.

In pictures: Tears flow as murdered nurse applicant's body arrives in her hometown
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A self-styled pastor, Michael Darko, and the Tufuhene of Ekumfi Akwaakrom, Christopher Ekow Clark Quansah were subsequently arrested in connection to the crime and remanded into police custody.

In pictures: Tears flow as murdered nurse applicant's body arrives in her hometown
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Per customs, the police have released Miss Botchwey’s body to her family and it was transported back to Yeji in the Bono Region for burial.

In pictures: Tears flow as murdered nurse applicant's body arrives in her hometown
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Upon her return, mourners have taken to the home of the deceased to mourn her death.

Background

According to police reports, Miss Botchwey arrived in Cape Coast on Thursday, September 8, to seek admission to the Ankaful Psychiatric Nursing School.

In pictures: Tears flow as murdered nurse applicant's body arrives in her hometown
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She called the pastor and informed him about his presence in the Central region and her mission.

The self-styled pastor who was the boyfriend of the sister of the deceased, informed her he will pick her up after the interview.

In pictures: Tears flow as murdered nurse applicant's body arrives in her hometown
Photo credit: Daniel Takyi

Unbeknownst to the deceased, the pastor had connived with the chief who is the Tufuhen of Ekumfi Akwakrom to kidnap and sexually assault her.

In pictures: Tears flow as murdered nurse applicant's body arrives in her hometown
Photo credit: Daniel Takyi

The two suspects then killed her and buried her in the kitchen of one of the chief’s apartments.

In pictures: Tears flow as murdered nurse applicant's body arrives in her hometown
Photo credit: Daniel Takyi

The news was widespread in the Central Region town that the deceased has gone missing for three weeks.

The notice circulating read, “Georgina Botchwey went for an interview at Cape Coast on Wednesday and up till now she cannot be found; her phone is off. Please, anybody with information about her should call 0208503126 or 0247048711.”

Following this notice, a friend of the deceased raised an alarm about Georgina meeting with her sister’s boyfriend.

In pictures: Tears flow as murdered nurse applicant's body arrives in her hometown
Photo credit: Daniel Takyi

The pastor was arrested in Cape Coast and admitted to the crime.

He subsequently led the police to the residence where Georgina had been buried and her body was exhumed.

In pictures: Tears flow as murdered nurse applicant's body arrives in her hometown
Photo credit: Daniel Takyi

Meanwhile, the chief who fled after reports of the arrest of his accomplice has been arrested.

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