The 35-year-old woman allegedly murdered by her house help died as a result of multiple head and abdominal injuries, as revealed in an autopsy report presented in the Asokore Mampong District Magistrate Court on Tuesday, October 3, 2023.
Stella Osei, also known as Princess Afua Ahenkan, sustained multiple injuries to her head and stomach after being struck in the head and stabbed in the stomach multiple times by the prime suspect, John Allister.
Her househelp, Allister, along with an accomplice, James Anokye, a 27-year-old driver, is currently on trial for the alleged murder of the businesswoman at her Sokoban Apaaso home on September 11, 2023.
The primary suspect, who applied for work on September 4, 2023, began working the following day, and he was assigned to the woman he allegedly murdered at Apaaso near Kumasi.
The police stated that he repeatedly struck his employer’s head and face with a club after stabbing her on September 11, 2023, at approximately 11:00 am, shortly after she had prepared fufu for them to eat. This occurred while the victim’s 11-year-old daughter was at school.
After committing the crime, Allister invited James Anokye and another individual named Collins, the 2nd and 3rd accused persons, to the deceased’s home and stole a KIA Sportage vehicle with registration GS 307-21, a Samsung mobile phone, rice, cooking oil, and other valuable items.
They then fled to Accra, where they contacted Biggy, a fourth accomplice who is still at large, to sell the stolen vehicle to Christian Obu, the fifth accomplice who is also at large.
Allister used some of the proceeds from the sale of his employer’s KIA Sportage car to purchase a Toyota Vitz car with registration number GS 3107-23.
While the police were pursuing the 3rd, 4th, and 5th accomplices, the 2nd accused abandoned the stolen KIA Sportage vehicle at Oyibi Police Station and fled.
Following a police report, the Crime Scene Management team discovered the body of the late Stella Osei, also known as Princess Afua Ahenkan, in the garage of her Apaaso home. A blood-stained club believed to have been used in the murder was also found at the crime scene on Tuesday, September 12, 2023.
An intelligence-led police operation led to the arrest of the 1st and 2nd accused persons in their hideouts in Accra on September 14, 2023.
In court, ASP Stephen Ofori, who is prosecuting the case, requested that the accused persons be remanded to enable the police to locate the three other accomplices who are still at large.