A 77 year-old priestess has been brutally murdered by her own nephew in the early hours of Sunday at Goi in the Ada West District of the Greater Accra Region.

As the norm for Agbei deity Priestesses to bath early in the morning before talking to anyone, the Priestess, Tornyesi Dorkutso-Sebi was going to wash down at around 4am when the nephew, Isaiah Dorkutso-Sebi who laid ambush pounced on the Auntie, stabbed her at the neck and stomach multiple times, and hit her head with pieces of cement block as she fell unconscious.

He later placed the stabbed neck portion of the body on a container to collect the oozing blood.

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It took sometime for a family member to hear the faint voice of the death-threatened septuagenarian screaming for help and called neighbours.

The deceased who was bleeding profusely from the stabbed and smashed portions of the body was rushed to the Ada District Hospital, but lost her life on arrival.

The 24-year-old self acclaimed veterinary doctor, Isaiah Dorkutso-Sebi was arrested and is currently in the Sege Police Command’s custody.

The Ada West District Police Commander, DSP George Aboagye who confirmed the incident told WestAfrica24.com that, police were at the time conveying the body to the Police Hospital for autopsy and preservation.

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DSP Aboagye added that the suspect is presently in their custody and would soon be subjected to medical evaluation to ascertain whether his mentally sound or not.

The Ada West District Police Commander revealed that the suspect also sustained bruises from assault by some youth who arrested him and is currently receiving medical treatment at the Ada the Battor Catholic Hospital.

He also stated that the alleged murderer will be put before the Sege District Court tomorrow Monday 7th October, 2019 for prosecution.

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Meanwhile, a member of the family who spoke with WestAfrica24.com rubbished claims that the suspect is mentally derailed.

According to him, Dorkutso-Sebi who has on a number of occasions threatened his Auntie for which reason the deceased has relocated from the family house where she initially lived is sound in mind.

The member, who is an elder in family believes that the culprit has backing somewhere, and therefore prayed the police to do thorough investigation into the bizarre occurrence.

By: Isaac Tetteh

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