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Arrests Made in Connection with Murder of GPHA Manager: Latest Update

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Police investigations into the murder of Josephine Asante Tandoh, a senior staff member of Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) have led to the arrest of two prime suspects who fled to Burkina Faso following the incident in January 2019. Richard Kwabena Kwakye, a former GPHA driver, and Dominic Owusu, a taxi driver, have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and murder.

Mrs. Asante Tandoh was brutally stabbed and strangled to death in her apartment after attending a get-together party organized by the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority. The suspects are believed to have followed her vehicle into the compound and entered her apartment.

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Richard Kwabena Kwakye has confessed to the crime and named Dominic Owusu as his accomplice, but the latter has denied any involvement. Investigations are still ongoing to determine the motive behind the murder.

The case, which has been ongoing for over three years, has stunned and saddened the GPHA community, with the loss of one of their valuable employees, the Marketing and Public Relations Manager of the Authority.

The new suspects’ arrest has revealed a possible link to a top hierarchy of the company, according to the prime suspect’s alleged statement. The police are still investigating this lead to ascertain the rationale behind the heinous crime.

For the most part, the investigations have been successful in collecting semen and fingerprints found at the crime scene, leading to the arrest and charging of the new suspects.

The previous accused persons, Christian Agyei, and Amos Apraku, who were facing committal proceedings, were discharged after the prosecution withdrew the charges against them, based on advice from the Attorney General and Minister of Justice.

The latest development in the case has brought some relief to the family and colleagues of the deceased, as justice seems to be closer to being served. The suspects have been arraigned and remanded by a Tema District Court to assist with further investigations as the police press on to unravel the motive behind the heinous crime.

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