GPHA breaks silence on death of Tema Port Manager Josephine Asante

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The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority has in an emotional tribute to the murdered Marketing and Public Affairs Manager of the Tema Port, Mrs. Josephine Asante said even though her death was painful and they did not expect it this early, they celebrate her.

‘’We are never ready to say goodbye forever even though we know its part of life. Our hearts are heavy for losing someone so special, but as we mourn your death, we also celebrate your life’’ the Authority said.

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.



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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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