Mankessim murder: Suspects slapped with 2-week remand to allow investigations to continue

The Cape Coast District Court has for the second time remanded the suspects involved in the Mankessim murder into police custody for two weeks.

The suspects were remanded to allow the police more time for investigations.

A third accused person, Jonathan Obeng, 26, who was allegedly hired because of his job as a mason to dig the grave in which the deceased was buried, also appeared in court for the first time.

Though pleas of the suspects were not taken, Christopher Ekow Clark, also known as Nana Clark, the Tufohen of Ekumfi Akwakrom, told the court the third accused, Jonathan Obeng, is innocent and did not know anything about the conspiracy to commit the crime .

The case has since been adjourned to Tuesday, October 18.

Some relatives of the deceased, Georgina Asor Botchwey, and some members of the public who thronged the court’s premises were seen yelling at the accused persons and hooted at them while they were being escorted back into police custody.

Speaking to journalists, aunt of the deceased, Kate Swanzy, said the family wants justice and also wants the culprits to be dealt with according to the law.