Ashaley Botwe School Junction murder case adjourned to Feb. 16

 The Adenta District Court adjourned to February 16, the murder case involving Safina Mohammed Adizatu, aka Safina Diamond, a student, and Michael Fiifi Ampofo Arku, a technical officer.

Diamond is still on remand while her accomplice has been admitted to bail by an Accra High Court.

Depending on the advice of the Attorney-General, the two could be committed to stand trial at the High Court.

Diamond, a first year student of University of Ghana, Legon, and Arku are being held for the murder of one Frank Kofi Osei, a Canadian on vacation in Ghana, at Ashaley Botwe, School Junction, in Accra.

Osei, a Ghana domiciled Can­ada, was in Ghana for vacation when he was allegedly murdered.

Diamond is accused of alleged­ly stabbing Osei (boyfriend) sever­al times on his chin, jaw, back and later strangled him to death.

The pleas of the two accuse, who have been charged with conspiracy and murder, were yet to be taken.

Chief Inspector Jacob Nyarko told the court that on Sunday July 24, 2022, Osei, visited Diamond, his fiancée, who resided at Ashal­ey Botwe School Junction, and de­cided to spend the night with her.

According to the prosecution, at night, Diamond, Arku and other accomplices yet to be identi­fied, allegedly stabbed Osei sever­al times with a knife and strangled him to death.

Chief Insp Nyarko said Osei’s blood was allegedly cleaned from the floor by Diamond and Arku while Osei’s body was in the room for 24 hours.

The prosecution said accused allegedly dragged Osei’s body from the first floor of the storey building through the stair case and dumped at the gate of the house where Osei had parked his Toyota Tundra.

According to Chief Insp Nyarko, on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at about 4:00am, Diamond called the police and alleged that her boyfriend visited her and died in her room.

The prosecution said a police patrol team which rushed to the scene, found the body of Osei lying at the gate of Diamond’s house.

Chief Insp Nyarko, however said, Diamond and Arku were nowhere to be found.

The prosecution said the police traced Diamond to Ashaley Bot­we School Junction and arrested her, but Arku escaped to Kumasi. —GNA

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