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C/R: Police arrest chief who allegedly murdered student nurse

Police have arrested the Chief, Tufuhene of Ekumfi Akwakrom. Nana Clark Onyaa, who allegedly plotted with a pastor and killed a 25-year-old student nurse, and buried her in his (chief) Kitchen at Mankesim.

The chief went into hiding after it emerged that his accomplice had been arrested. But Nana Clark Onyaa was arrested at his girlfriend’s house at Ekumfi Akwakrom Hilltop.

Information gathered indicates that the chief and the Pastor who doubles as the boyfriend of the sister of the deceased after kidnapping the lady first demanded Ghc15,000 from the family before the lady will be released.

Police say after the family failed to pay the amount, the Chief and the Pastor killed the lady and buried her inside the chief’s Kitchen allegedly for ritual purposes.

The pastor was earlier arrested at Cape Coast after confessing the crime to the police after which the Police followed him to the Chief’s House.

The body was retrieved from the chief’s house where her bag, shoes, and other belongings were retrieved on Friday. The body has been deposited at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital Mortuary for preservation and autopsy.

The suspect pastor

The Central Regional Crime Officer, Chief Superintendent David Gyabaa confirmed the arrest and said both suspects are in Regional Police Custody assisting the investigation.

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