Police asked to speed up investigations into killing of GPHA official

The family and colleague workers of the slain Madam Josephine Asante of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) have called on the Ghana Police Service to speed up investigations into the case .

The late Madam Asante, who was the Marketing and Public Affairs Manager, Port of Tema, was allegedly murdered at her  Emefs Estates residence, near Mataheko in the Ningo-Prampram District, at the dawn of January 13, 2019, after returning from a senior staff get-together.

They made the appeal during a one-year commemorative service on her death at Our Lady of Mercy (OLAM) Catholic Church at Tema Community One.

Mr Patrick Kusi Adu, brother of the deceased, expressed displeasure with the slow pace of police investigation, saying, “We are very disappointed with the Ghana Police on the results of investigative activities. It seems like we are still where we were last year”.

Madam Philippa Amanda Armah, Material Manager,  Port of Tema, urged the police not to give up on their investigations.

She said:  “We are hoping that the police will continue with their investigations and bring closure to the case, so that we will know the circumstances of this horrific experience that we encountered last year.”

Meanwhile checks from the TDC Magistrate Court indicated that the police had forwarded the docket on the case to the Attorney-General’s Department for advice.

This was after the committal process, which saw the house help, Christian Agyei, and driver of the deceased, Amos Apraku, being provisionally charged with murder.

The house help was granted GH₵ 200,000 bail with two sureties, one to be justified while the driver, was also granted GH₵20,000 bail with two sureties to be justified. – GNA

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