Gideon Vitallis, a 24-year-old Nigerian man, has been arrested by National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) operatives for allegedly murdering a cash point operator, Patience Ago Quaye, at the Twumasiwaa Memorial Clinic in Accra, Ghana.
Patience Quaye, 32, a worker at the center, was allegedly discovered dead in a storage room on March 8 after going missing for several days.
The mother of one allegedly went to work on Monday, March 6, 2023, at the facility in Otinshie, Adenta Municipality but did not return home. After several unsuccessful attempts to contact her, the family reported the incident to the police.
The police and Patience’s family went to the medical center in search of her and discovered her body after breaking into the Administration Room and smelling an unpleasant odor.
According to the family, the position of the body indicated that she had been strangled.
According to DailyGuide Ghana, who confirmed the arrest, the suspect visited the hospital where he was once a storekeeper but was fired for stealing after arriving in Ghana in 2021.
He crept back to the hospital, looking for money at the cash register, and confronted Patricia, who had just left work. The lady went missing and was never found.
According to the report, the suspect used the deceased’s phone to send a message claiming she had been kidnapped and demanded GH20,000 in ransom, with a 24-hour deadline.
This drew the attention of NIB operatives, who had been ordered to deploy due to the k!dnapping element in the crime. The security personnel responded after receiving word from the hospital that a dead body had been discovered.
The hospital authorities later sent information about the discovery of Patience Ago Quaye’s remains.
According to intelligence, the suspect fled Accra Madina for Koforidua, where he was apprehended at the Koforidua Central Market.
On March 11, 2023, during interrogation, the suspect gave a graphic description of how the deceased d!ed.