The Management of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority has directed all staff to wear black attire beginning today, Tuesday January 15, 2019 through to Tuesday, January 22, 2019 to mourn the murdered Marketing and Public Affairs Manager of the Tema Port, Mrs. Josephine Asante.
The directive, issued by the Director of the Tema Port Edward Osei and intercepted by BestNewsGH.com stated ‘’in relation to the demise of our PR Manager, the Director of Port has given a directive that all staff should be in black clothing as a sign of mourning from tomorrow, 15th January to 22nd January 2019’’.
Madam Josephine Asante was stabbed to death in her home at Community 25 in Tema.
A source with knowledge about the incident said she was attacked and killed in her bedroom soon after she returned from a Senior Staff Party on Saturday January 12, 2019 in the night.
The source said after killing the victim, the perpetrators locked her inside the bedroom and threw the key into the compound.
The deceased’s children are said to have discovered the body after they did not see her in the morning and tried opening her door, but found it locked and the keys later found in the compound.
Upon opening the door, the children discovered her body in a pool of blood and raised an alarm, drawing neighbors to the scene.
It later emerged that killers of the Marketing and Public Affairs Manager of the Tema Port Josephine Asante did not steal any item from her home even though several valuables were displayed in her room and were glaring enough to attract attention.
The deceased’s 12 year old son told the General Manager in charge of Administration at the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority Sandra Opoku who visited the home of the slain manager yesterday that their mother had laptops, jewelry, phones and other accessories that were exposed in the room, but none of them were taken by the perpetrators.
The turn of events gave an indication that the murder could have been contracted by unknown persons.
The body has since been deposited at the Police Hospital for autopsy and preservation.
Public Relations Officer of the Tema Regional Police command, Joseph Benefo Darkwa has said the house boy of the slain manager is in the custody of the police and assisting in investigations.
According to him, when the police got to the residence of the victim yesterday Sunday, January 13, 2019, they discovered the body in a pool of blood with blood oozing out from the nose, head and mouth, in a clear case of multiple stabbing.
‘’Her house boy by name Christian told us he saw a man wearing a black T-shirt and a jeans running out from the house’’ he said on Accra based okay Fm Monday, January 14, 2019.