An Akyem Kukurantumi based Evangelist has been arrested and put before a Koforidua Circuit court for administering “wee candies” and a whitish substance believed to be cocaine to his ex-girlfriend who visited him.
The victim aged 43 years(name withheld) is a trader and a resident of Koforidua while the accused Samuel Ofosu alias Akodaa Nyame aged 30years is an Evangelist and a resident of Akyem Kukurantumi in the Eastern Region.
On the 6th day of August 2021, the accused invited the victim to his house to assist him to estimate his late mother’s funeral.
On August 8,2021at about 7:00 p.m, the victim went to the accused person’s house with her two children aged 7 and 10years.
Few hours after their arrival, the accused asked the victim if she often suffers headaches which the victim answered in affirmative.
The accused told the victim that he bought a herbal drug from Kumasi which has high efficacy to treat headaches.
The Evangelist quickly switched off the light, brought out three candies allegedly made locally with marijuana, and administered them to the victim one after the other.
He later brought out the container from his wardrobe which contained a powdered substance, put it on the lid of the container, and administered it twice to the victim under her tongue to swallow.
A few minutes after, the victim started reacting with violent agitation while vomiting and screaming.
The children who were sleeping in the next room rushed to their mother in an attempt to help her but the accused shut them up, chased, and locked them in their room.
The victim started vomiting foamy liquid and tried to escape for Safety but could not open the door because it was locked with a password.
According to the Prosecuting Officer Chief Inspector Owusu Ababio, at about 12:00midnight same day, the accused Evangelist took the victim and claimed he was sending her to the hospital however on reaching the Police snap checkpoint, the victim shouted for help and narrated her ordeal which got the accused arrested.
The victim was rushed to the Community hospital at Kukurantumi while the accused was detained in police custody.
The Prosecuting Officer said, “During the investigation, a search was conducted in accused person’s room and a piece of toffee laced with a substance suspected to be a narcotic drug was found in his wardrobe together with different substances in similar containers as the exhibit accused claimed to have given to the victim under her tongue”.
The accused Evangelist admitted administering three out of four toffees laced with Indian hemp to the victim and gave her a snuff in addition.
The condition of the victim worsened hence was referred to the Eastern Regional Hospital, and later referred to Korle-Bu for further treatment.