Police arrest more suspects in connection with Ashalley Botwe murder

 The police have arrested more suspects, who allegedly assisted Safina Mohammed Adizatu, a student, and Michael Fiifi Ampofo Arku, to murder Frank Kofi Osei at Ashalley Botwe School Junction, in Accra. 

 Osei, a Ghanaian domiciled in Canada, was in the country for a vacation when he was allegedly murdered  last month.

Safina also known as Safina Diamond on social media,  and Arku, are said to have stabbed Osei several times on his chin, jaw, back and strangled him to death.

Charged with conspiracy and murder, the two accused in the company of their respective lawyers, had their pleas reserved. 

 Narrating the facts, the prosecution led by Chief Inspector Jacob Nyarko, said Safina was a 23-year-old Level 100 student of the University of Ghana, and Arku, a Technical Officer of the Crop Research Institute, Kumasi. 

Prosecution said Osei, now deceased, was a Ghanaian domiciled in Canada, who was in Ghana on vacation.

Chief Insp Nyarko said on July 24, this year, Osei visited Safina, his fiancé, who resided at Ashalley Botwe School Junction, Accra, and decided to spend the night there.

According to prosecution, accused later dragged the deceased from the first floor of the storey building through the staircase and dumped him at the gate of the house near where the deceased had parked his Toyota Tundra and washed the blood stains off the staircase. 

Chief Insp Nyarko said Safina called a police, saying that her boyfriend visited her, and he had died in her room.

  The court heard that the police called members of the Police Patrol Team, who rushed to the scene and found the body of Osei lying at the gate of Safina’s house, but (she) Safina and Arku were nowhere to be found. 

Chief Insp Nyarko said the police traced Safina to Ashalley Botwe School Junction and nabbed her. 

 Prosecution said Arku after committing the act, absconded to Kumasi, adding that efforts were underway to apprehend other accomplices on the run.  – GNA

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