THE FORMER Member of Parliament (MP) for Mfansteman and ex-NPP national chairman aspirant, Stephen Asamoah Boateng, has expressed shock at the gruesome murder of Georgina Asor Botchwey, an aspiring trainee nurse.
He is therefore asking for the necessary punishment to be meted out to the perpetrators when found guilty at the court, so that it serves as a deterrent to others who may be nursing same barbaric intents.
In a press statement, Asamoah Boateng said it was unfortunate to hear that a pastor and a chief, who are both respected in society, conspired to commit such a heinous crime.
The former lawmaker, whose constituency witnessed the murder, has also charged the police to continue their investigations so as to bring the perpetrators to full account.
Asamoah Boateng, a former Information Minister and Director General of the State Interests and Governance Authority, extended his condolences to the bereaved family.
He asked God to console and comfort them as they mourn their beloved relative in these trying and difficult times.
Asamoah Boateng also asked Ghanaians for prayers and any other support they may find helpful for the family to deal with the loss they have suffered.
He noted that in times like these people needed comfort and encouragement, adding that “this shows our humanity”.
We publish in full the statement as released by Asabee
I condemn outright the killing of one Ms. Georgina Asor Botchwey which happened in my constituency.
It is very unfortunate that a chief and a pastor who are suppose to be apostles of peace and security are those purported to be behind this barbaric act which has never been part of the noble people of Mfantseman constituency.
My heartfelt condolence goes to the family of Ms. Botchwey who had attended her interview as part of the processes to be enrolled as a Nursing student.
I know this is a difficult moment for them and it is my prayer the Almighty God comforts them.
I would also like to use this medium to admonish the Ghana Police Service to get to the bottom of this barbaric act and make sure the family of the deceased is served justice.
May the soul of the dead rest in peace.
By Michael Ofosu-Afriyie