Two arrested over gruesome murder of Kumasi businesswoman; stolen vehicle retrieved

The suspects have since been detained. Source: Ghana Police Service

The Ghana Police Service has confirmed the arrest of two suspects in connection with the gruesome murder of a 35-year-old businesswoman and resident of Apaaso near Sokoban Ampabame in Kumasi.

The suspects, Allister John and James Anokye were arrested at their hideout in Accra, following 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.

Car retrieved

“Further Police investigation led to the arrest of suspect Allister John, who was the house-help 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”, the police said in a detailed statement.

Family pushes for justice

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

The bereaved family is urging the police to investigate the operations of the security company responsible for assigning the suspect to her residence.

The police are not ruling out a case of murder and robbery, family sources told indicating that some items were stolen during the planned attack. The source said the family wants the police to advance their investigation into the security company in the interest of justice.

Patrick Mensah, a relative of the deceased was quoted by Citi FM as saying, “Not up to two weeks when my mom brought the security guard here. I can’t say much but what I want is justice.

“I want the police to investigate the company and bring out some good news. Because you can’t just come here barely two weeks to commit such a crime. I will leave it to the police to do everything”, he said.




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