Priestess, One Other Person Busted Over Death Of 2-Year-Old Girl
The Central Regional Police Command is investigating the mother of a 2-year-old daughter who reportedly conspired with a 72-year-old traditional Priestess to bury her two-year-old newborn girl in Abura Gyabankrom.
The Priestess, Esi Janet, and Mary Essuman, 36, are supporting the police with their investigations.
Mr. Kweku Atta and Mr. Alexander Owusu are the complainants, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Irene Serwaah Oppong, Regional Public Relations Officer (PRO), who verified this to the GNA.
She stated that on Thursday, April 21, at 12:00 a.m., complainants reported seeing an unidentified corpse buried in their ancestral graveyard.
She claimed that during their inquiry, they discovered that the Priestess was the one who buried the body without informing the town’s chief and elders.
According to the PRO, Esi and Essuman went to the police the next day at 10:00 a.m., where Essuman said she allowed the burial of her daughter, who was transferred to the priestess for spiritual healing on Sunday, April 17 but died on Tuesday, April 19 while having treatment.
She claimed that to carry out the funeral, she hired a man named Kwesi, who is presently on the run, to bury the body in the cemetery.
The third suspect, according to DSP Oppong, is being sought.
Meanwhile, on Monday evening, a team of workers from the Abura District Environmental Office, led by Dr. Ulzen-Appiah, a pathologist from the Pathological Department of Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, and the District head, Mr. Emmanuel Afutu Commey, visited the crime scene and exhumed the girl’s body, as requested by the police.
The body was transported to the Mortuary of the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital for preservation and post-mortem examination.