Mankessim murder case: Suspects murdered a trader too – Police

Police have reported that ongoing investigations into the Mankesim murder case have established that the two suspects, Michael Darko and Christopher Ekow Clarke, had already murdered one other person, bringing to two the number of people confirmed to have been gruesomely murdered by the suspects.

Police say the second victim, Gloria Yeboah, a petty trader, from Obokrom in Kumasi was reported missing sometime in June 2022 when she left home in her quest to travel abroad.

“The suspects lured the deceased to Accra on June 17, 2022, and took her to Mankessim under the pretext of preparing her to travel to Holland. However, she was later killed by them.”

The body of the deceased has been found and police have been able to locate her family.

“Police are providing the necessary support to the family in these difficult times. The Police are also following a lead on a possible third victim who might have been murdered by the suspects.”

Police Investigations so far point to the fact that the suspects are involved in ritual murders.

“They lure their victims, sometimes under the pretext of helping them to travel abroad, and then kill them.”

“We, therefore, urge any member of the public who has dealt with the suspects or knows someone who has ever dealt with them to contact the police on 0243809991 to assist the investigation. We would like the public to note that this is a temporal number dedicated only to this investigation,” the police added.