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Fri, 15 Sep 2023 Headlines

A/R: Another suspect arrested over murder of businesswoman at Apaaso

  Fri, 15 Sep 2023
A/R: Another suspect arrested over murder of businesswoman at Apaaso
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Ghana Police Service has arrested another suspect in connection with the murder of 35-year-old Princess Afia Ahenkan at Apaaso near Sokoban Ampabame in the Ashanti Region.

The latest arrest brings to two, the number of suspects arrested over the incident so far.

The suspects, Allister John, a househelp of the deceased, and James Anokye were arrested through a targeted intelligence-led operation on September 14, 2023.

According to the police, the two suspects went into hiding with the deceased’s KIA Sportage private car with registration number GS 307-21, which they subsequently sold.

The car has since been found at Adenta with its documents and impounded at the Oyibi Police Station for further investigation.

Efforts are underway to arrest the buyer to assist in the investigation.

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The victim, known as Afua Ahenkan or Princess Afua, reportedly suffered multiple stab wounds on Monday, September 11, 2023, at the hands of the young man she had hired through an agency just a month ago.

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The assailant reportedly launched his attack on the deceased while she was engaged in a phone call. Her desperate cries for help raised the suspicions of the person on the other end of the line, prompting them to rush to her home after repeated, unanswered calls.

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

Read below the statement by the police POLICE ARREST TWO SUSPECTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE MURDER OF A 35-YEAR-OLD WOMAN AT APAASO NEAR SOKOBAN AMPABAME IN THE ASHANTI REGION

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.

—citinewsroom

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