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In Breman Assikuma: Police arrest prophetess who ‘set girl on fire’

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Police at Breman Assikuma in the Central Region have arrested the prophetess of the African Faith Church in connection with the burning and subsequent death of an 18-year-old girl


Supt. Emmanuel Donkor Baah, the Breman Assikuma District Police Commander, confirmed to Citi News that “she [the prophetess] is in police custody now.”

 

We are trying our best to put her before a court,” he added.

 

The prophetess, known as Efua Eguawaa, was initially said to be on the run.

 

The deceased, identified as Portia Donkor, was a final year student of the Gomoa Ahyiem SHS and had visited the church with her mother for special prayers to ensure success in the ongoing West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) on April 1.

 

She caught fire when the anointing oil smeared on her came into contact with the flame from a candle the prophetess had made her hold.

 

The deceased was initially rushed to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, but passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

 

Supt. Baah described her injuries as being “serious”.

 

credit: citinewsroom

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