Mother of missing Lands Commission staffer faces off with prime suspect who is her son-in-law

The mother of the missing Lands Commission staffer has made an emotional appeal for the state to assist in finding her daughter.

Rhodaline Amoah-Darko, 33, has been missing since last year.

Her husband, a lecturer at the Petroleum Department of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Dr Wilberforce Nkrumah Aggrey has been standing trial at a Kumasi High Court on kidnapping and deceit of public officer.

Cecelia Obenewaa-Appiah who sat through court proceedings for the first time since the disappearance of her daughter came face-to-face with her accused son-in-law in court.

Addressing the media whilst in tears after court hearing, she said it has not been easy sitting through court proceedings.

“It has not been easy; very emotional. In fact, I never thought this day will come; me sitting in case involving my own daughter.

“I didn’t think it was anything that should be near me but here I am in the middle of events. In fact, I don’t know what to do,” she said amid tears.

Madam Obenewaa-Appiah is hopeful her daughter  would be found alive.

Cecelia Obenewaa-Appiah
Cecelia Obenewaa-Appiah is mother of missing Rhodaline Amoah-Darko

“I want Rhodaline and Ghanaians should help me to find Rhodaline. Wherever she is, she is in Ghana, I know or outside Ghana, anybody that has seen a lady walking even wayward  anywhere, anyhow and they are not sure of her location should report such a person to the police . Per chance, it is Rhodaline.”

During the hearing on Tuesday, State Attorney, Edward Yirenkyi Sam, pleaded for a short adjournment after counsel for Dr Aggrey and the third accused person, Justice Appiah, told the court they were served late with an important document that the state want to rely on during trial.

The court then adjourned hearing to April 12, 2022  to pave way for Case Management Conference and subsequently trial to begin.

Madam Obenewaa-Appiah made a passionate appeal to Ghanaians to help find her daughter whilst heaping praises on Friends of Rhoda made up of mainly colleagues of the missing Rhodaline and her classmates for fighting for justice for the mother of two.

“ I want to seize this opportunity to appreciate the Friends of Rhodaline. In fact, they have done a yeoman’s work. The work that the family have been doing, they are doing it on our behalf and I am saying the good Lord should bless them.”