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Breakthrough in GPHA manager’s murder case: Two new suspects nabbed by police

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The police have reportedly made fresh arrests in the 2019 murder case of Josephine Asante Tandoh, a former manager of Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), who was stabbed and strangled to death at her home near Afienya in the Greater Accra Region.

According to reports by the Daily Guide and The Chronicle newspapers, the police have recently nabbed two more suspects linked to the murder.

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They are Richard Kwabena Kwakye, alias Kwabena Boateng, 37-year-old former GPHA driver, and Dominic Owusu, a 51-year-old taxi driver.

They were arrested after fleeing to Burkina Faso following the incident on January 13, 2019.

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The reports also said the suspects allegedly have a connection with a top hierarchy of GPHA as the prime suspect allegedly mentioned. The motive behind the murder is still under investigation.

According to the police, the suspects ambushed the victim around her residence at block E of EMEF Estate on the Afienya road, where she lived with her husband and their 12-year-old son.

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The victim had attended a get-together party organised by GPHA at the senior staff club house at Tema Community Six and was returning home, when the suspects followed her vehicle into the compound and entered her apartment before stabbing and strangling her to death.

The house boy and the deceased’s son heard some unusual sound on the compound around 03:30am that Sunday and conducted a search but did not find anything. They then retired to bed.

Two other persons, Christian Agyei, 22, the deceased’s houseboy and Amos Apraku, driver, who were previously standing trial over the incident, have been discharged by the Tema District Court based on advice from the Attorney General and Minister of Justice.

The two new suspects have been arraigned and remanded by the same court to assist with further investigations. They have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and murder contrary to sections 23(1), 40 and 46 of the criminal offences act 1960 (Act 29).

The police have yet to confirm the latest development.

Source: The Independent Ghana


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