Koforidua: Police exhume remains of mother killed by son

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Koforidua: Police exhume remains of mother killed by son

The remains of a mother who was reportedly killed by her own son in Koforidua-Kyekyewere, close to Nyamekrom in the Eastern Region, have been excavate

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The remains of a mother who was reportedly killed by her own son in Koforidua-Kyekyewere, close to Nyamekrom in the Eastern Region, have been excavated by the Effiduase District Police command in collaboration with environmental officers and a pathologist.

It comes after the court holds a corona inquest, which sends investigators to the crime scene for confirmation before the structure is excavated.

When Mercy Oforiwaa, a retired employee of the Roads and Highway Authority, went missing on June 17, 2023, her family conducted a thorough search and the police launched an inquiry.

The suspect, Gideon Kojo Asomani Addo, a twenty-six-year-old initially arrested for theft, confessed to the gruesome act during police interrogation.

The family had reported Mercy Oforiwaa’s disappearance, unaware of the tragic fate that had befallen her.

Gideon’s arrest, initially related to iron rod and cement theft, took a dark turn when he shockingly admitted to killing his mother and burying her in an uncompleted building.

The police, accompanied by the suspect, revisited the crime scene on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, for the verification of the burial site and the subsequent exhumation of the decomposed remains.

The suspect’s sister, grappling with the horrifying revelation, recounted the family’s desperate search for their missing mother.

She expressed suspicions about Gideon’s peculiar behavior, which eventually led to the discovery of the shocking truth.

Gideon Kojo Asomani Addo is currently in police custody, cooperating with the ongoing investigation.

The exhumed remains have been taken to the morgue, pending a postmortem examination, as the community grapples with the profound tragedy.

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