A Final-year secondary school student in Ghana has met her untimely death after she got burnt during prayers at a church to aid her pass successfully the ongoing WASSCE exams.
18-year-old Efua Asantewaa, a General Arts student of the Mozano Senior High School in the Central Region Portia Donkor, was taken to the church by her mother only for things to go sour for the girl.
Efua Eguama, 45, the Prophetess and leader of the African Faith Church church at Breman Bedum whose church the girl’s family had visited is said to have poured oil on the girl in the course of the church service
She is said to have lit a candle and given to the girl to hold as part of the fortification process to help her pass the WASSCE exams.
Unfortunately, the cloths on the student caught fire in the process, causing her to suffer severe burns.
18-year-old Efua Asantewaa had to be sent to the Breman Asikuma hospital as the fire could not be readily quenched. She was later transferred to the Korle Bu Teaching hospital where she died.
Ghana police have since arrested the said prophetess and she would be arraigned before a court on Monday on the provisional charge of murder.
Starr News’ Central regional correspondent Kwaku Baah-Acheamfour says the Breman Asikuma District Police Commander ASP Emmanuel Donkor Baah confirmed the story to them.