The police have arrested a 40-year-old woman suspected of killing and secretly burying her Canadian boyfriend, who was in Ghana on a visit.
The woman identified as Natasha Bawah, who is a trader and hairdresser, is alleged to have taken the presumed dead Eddie Murphy Sulemana to the Upper East Region where he was killed. However his body has not been found.
According to Graphic Online, she claimed that Sulemama who is a Muslim, died at the Tumu Government Hospital while receiving treatment for a fatal accident in the Upper East Region, and was buried by the Muslim community.
However, checks by the police neither yielded any records of Sulemana either at the hospital nor from the Muslim community that supposedly buried him.
Christian Tetteh Yohuno, the Accra regional commander, deputy commissioner of police (DCOP) while briefing journalists in Accra yesterday, said that in September 2014, Sulemana, came on holidays in Ghana where he met Natasha.
He said the two became lovers and resided at Sowutuom in Accra. It was gathered that in the course of the relationship, Natasha led the victim to Sandema in the Upper East Region for a cattle business.
Since that trip, the family of Sulemana never heard anything from him. When the family tried reaching him by phone, Natasha picked up the call and told the family that Sulemana had been involved in an accident and did not want any family member to visit him.
After sometime, he said Sulemana’s phone went off and Natasha was nowhere to be found. It was after this that the family went to the police to complain.
According to deputy commissioner of police, preliminary investigations revealed that Sulemana had not returned to Canada and his traveling documents were with his friend, known as Mallam Mumuni.
Natasha was traced to her hideout at Buokrom in Kumasi and was arrested on Saturday, August 1.
During interrogation, Natasha told the police that Sulemana died at the Tumu Government Hospital while receiving treatment from a fatal accident.
She also claimed that Sulemana was buried on January 24, 2015, according to Islamic customs at a Muslim cemetery in Tumu.
However, when the Tumu Government Hospital and the Muslim community in Tumu were contacted, there were no records of death involving Sulemana as claimed by Natasha.
He said Natasha would be put before court while investigations continued.