Agyemang Badu pays glowing tribute to murdered sister Hagar

Author: Bernard Neequaye
Emmanuel Agyemang Badu
Emmanuel Agyemang Badu

Ghana international Emmanuel Agyemang Badu has described his late sister as a 'guardian angel' after she was shot dead at Berekum last Wednesday.

The Hellas Verona player in an emotional tribute to Hagar lamented how she couldn’t say goodbye to a sister who has been by her side since childhood.

Badu’s sister Hagar was reportedly shot and killed at Berekum in the Brong Ahafo Region by a jealous boyfriend who is on the run after the incident.

In a Twitter post, Badu expressed his grief in what he described as ‘a time his faith is being tested’ and called on the public to help his family find the culprit of the murder.

“This is a time my faith is being tested greatly. Although my sister Hagar is in a better place now, where no one can hurt her, it has not been easy for me to accept her sudden demise. I am even more broken that I could not say a proper goodbye to a sister who has held my hand as a child and was still doing so.

“Your loving messages, your condolences, your counsel, your unending support has pointed me to the path of healing and I’m eternally grateful to you all,” parts of the message read.

“Thank you for helping me to grief, laugh and cry as I still remain in self-isolation. Your words however short kept me sane. Thank you!”

Meanwhile, the 29-year-old midfielder called non Ghanaians to follow the coronavirus protocols by washing hands regularly under running water, sanitize regular with a sanitizer with 60% or more alcohol base, cough and sneeze in your elbow, avoid handshakes and most importantly avoid crowded places in their quest to help his family find the culprit without compromising their health and safety.

“I pray you help us find the culprit soon. In doing so to help my family, do not forget we are not in ordinary times. Continue to follow the Covid-19 protocols. Wash your hands regularly under running water, sanitize regular with a sanitizer with 60% or more alcohol base.

“Cough and sneeze in your elbow, avoid handshakes and most importantly avoid crowded places. Help us find the culprit without compromising your health and safety. Together we can fight corona and domestic violence,” it concluded.