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Police pick up second suspect in murder case involving businesswoman at Apaaso

The Ghana Police Service has apprehended an additional suspect linked to the tragic murder of 35-year-old Princess Afia Ahenkan in Apaaso near Sokoban Ampabame, in the Ashanti Region.

This recent arrest brings the total number of individuals detained in connection with this incident to two.

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The apprehended individuals, Allister John (a househelp of the deceased) and James Anokye, were captured during a targeted intelligence-led operation conducted on September 14, 2023.

According to the police, the two suspects had fled with the victim’s KIA Sportage private car, bearing registration number GS 307-21, which they later sold.

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The authorities have located the vehicle at Adenta, along with its accompanying documents, and have impounded it at the Oyibi Police Station for further investigation.

Ongoing efforts are in place to apprehend the buyer and seek their cooperation in the ongoing investigation.

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The victim, known as Afua Ahenkan or Princess Afua, suffered severe stab wounds on Monday, September 11, 2023, inflicted by the young man she had recently hired through an agency a month prior.

The assailant launched the attack while the deceased was engaged in a phone call.

Her distressing cries for help raised concerns for the person on the other end of the line, prompting them to quickly rush to her residence after multiple unanswered calls.

In the interim, the deceased’s body has been placed at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital morgue for preservation and autopsy.

Read below the statement by the police


The Police, through a targeted intelligence-led operation on 14th September 2023, arrested two suspects in connection with the murder of a 35-year-old woman identified as Princess Afia Ahenkan at Apaaso near Sokoban Ampabame in the Ashanti Region.

The operation followed a Police report on the whereabouts of the deceased and the subsequent discovery of her body in the garage of her residence by the Police crime scene experts.

Further Police investigation led to the arrest of suspect Allister John, who was the househelp of the deceased, and his accomplice, James Anokye in Accra, who went into hiding with the deceased’s KIA Sportage private car with registration No. GS 307-21 which they subsequently sold.

The car has, however, been found at Adenta with its documents and subsequently impounded at the Oyibi Police Station for further investigation while efforts are underway to arrest the buyer to assist the investigation.

Meanwhile, the body of the deceased has since been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital morgue for preservation and autopsy.

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