Before reading the article cited below it may be useful to read the following background.
Abusua is the name in Akan culture for a group of people that share common maternal ancestry governed by seven major ancient female abosom (deities). More historic information on the Akan people can be found here.
The traditional aspect of this cultural history should be kept in mind when reading and trying to understand the following. After all, nowadays’ ritualistic activities find their origin in ancient, traditional cultural practices albeit not necessarily in the same form. However, this should not be interpreted as condoning or justifying cruel, criminal and outdated rites nowadays, in the 21st century. This explains why Nana Akwa III, the Chief of Akwakrom, called for the arrest of the missing two key persons, the fetish priest of the community who was close to one of the suspects, presently in custody, Christopher Ekow Quansah (Nana Clarke), the Tufohen, and one Mr. Kwesi Gyan, the Abiradze Ebusuapanyin, also a relation of Nana Clarke.
Nana Clarke and a self-styled pastor, Pastor Michael Darko Amponsah (Soft Kofi), have been arrested suspected of ritually murdering a young lady, Georgina Asor Botchwey on September 9. Also a third person has been arrested, one Abbey (aka ‘Kobbie’). Abbey is suspected to have dug the pit in which Georgina Botchwey was buried at Nana Clarke’s residence in Mankessim.
Mankessim murder: Fetish priest, Ebusuapanyin ‘missing’ since incident – Report
Published: October 1, 2022
By: Ghana Web
“More so, prior to the arrest of the Tufohen, his Ebusuapanyin was billed to meet the Chief and elders on some teething community issues, but he cannot be found. And why is he not answering our calls,” the Chief revealed.