The month of May was a difficult one for me and my wife. On Mother’s Day, 13 May 2012, Vivian called to inform that one of her former colleagues and a very good friend of ours, Elizabeth Adjei-Owusu (nee Tekper), a Deputy Director of the Accra Regional Nursing Services, had been shot and wounded fatally by her husband who also killed himself. Matron, as we affectionately called her, passed away two days later. (See for the full story: http://www.dailyguideghana.com/?p=48120)
Just as I am still getting over this sadness and planning to go to Ghana for Matron’s funeral, another sad news hits this tired and troubled heart.
I had read the story of the gruesome murder of a Ghanaian in Maryland, USA. The killer went ahead to eat some organs of his dead victim (http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=240671). I found the news disturbing.
But that wasn’t the hard part. I got up early at dawn today Saturday 2 June to find a mail from one of my classmates, Dr Reynolds Agyare-Frimpong, referring to the same story, adding “All I am saying to myself is hope this is not our own Camacho (aka Oheneba)!” If I remember right, Oheneba was a name gave to him by Dr M Y Woode, one of our lecturers.
That mail from Rey got me searching through my memory, and posting on Facebook to find out if someone could recollect the name too. The picture was too familiar.