A 35-year-old spiritualist, Mallam T.K., has been arrested by the Kasoa Ofaakor District Police Command in the Central Region, for allegedly bolting with USD$10, 000 belonging to a 24-year-old woman, Anita Walters after poisoning her to death.
The spiritualist, whose real name is Mallam Suleman Mumuni Tanko, requested that the victim bring the money she had stolen from her company, Power Hydraulic Company, where she worked as an accountant, to a hotel for some rituals to be performed for her.
She is alleged to have sought the help of the spiritualist in order to conceal the theft.
However, the spiritualist gave her some concoction to drink and she fell unconscious.
He bolted with the USD10,000 which was in the deceased’s bag.
Confirming the incident, the Kasoa Ofaakor District Police Commander, DSP Samuel Shedrack Amfoh, explained that the “police had a complaint from a hotel in Ofankor that a lady is dead in one of their hotel rooms, so, immediately, the police proceeded to the hotel and when the door was opened, we found a lady of about 24 years, who was in a deep unconscious condition, so, [we] immediately rushed her to Kasoa Polyclinic through an ambulance but the doctors on duty told us that the state of the victim is so serious, so we should send her to the 37 Military Hospital; we sent her to 37 Military Hospital and the next day, we were informed that she had passed on”.
He also revealed that in their investigations, they found some taxi drivers “who the lady had been hiring for her rounds, so, two of the taxi drivers informed us that the lady has been visiting a Mallam in Cape Coast, so, the police limited our investigations to Cape Coast and with the aid of our CID officer, he informed us that he will gather intelligence at Cape Coast. So, the following day, we went for him. The suspect says he is a spiritual father to the deceased”.
The deceased had booked the hotel room using the name Sandra.
The police added that the suspect will be arraigned with a provisional murder charge.