A Pastor of Heaven Kingdom Palace International in Accra, Gideon Boakye, has been arrested by the police at Nkoranza in the Bono East Region for killing his nine-year-old daughter, Queenstar Boakye, for allegedly being a witch.
The suspect is currently in police custody pending further investigation. Meanwhile the body of Queenstar has been retrieved from a sack in a cemetery at Nkoranza and given back to the family for burial.
According to sources from the Nkoranza South Police Command, a maternal uncle of the deceased, only named Boamah, reported to the police in December last year that his niece, Queensstar, was missing after she was supposed to have left with her father, Mr. Boakye who is also a pastor of the above church in Accra, on December, 14, 2020. This was after the father visited home and participated in the December, 2020 general election and was going back to Accra. Queenstar was staying with her grandparents at Nkoranza.
According to the complainant, the family became alarmed after a month when they telephoned Mr. Boakye to find out the wellbeing of the little girl only for him to inform them that he did not travel with his daughter. Police consequently went and arrested the pastor and upon interrogation he confided in the law enforcement agents the gruesome murder of his daughter.
He told the police a senior pastor of his church accused the little girl of being a witch and advised that she be beaten every night from about 1:00am onwards till she becomes free from the demon. Gideon foolishly carried out the act and in the process, murdered his daughter in cold blood.
Afraid of the consequences of his action, Gideon secretly put the body of his dead daughter into a sack popularly called ‘Ghana must go’ and left it at the town’s cemetery and left for Accra. He led the police to the burial ground where the remains of the innocent girl were retrieved and given back to family for re-burial, DAILY GUIDE has gathered.