The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority has offered to give a 50 thousand Ghana Cedi bounty to anyone who will provide information leading to the arrest of the killer or killers of the Marketing and Public Affairs Manager of the Tema Port, Josephine Asante.
According to a letter announcing the bounty and signed by the Director-General of the Authority Michael Luguje, the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority described the murder of the deceased as gruesome and that it will marshal all the resource at its disposal to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book.
The Authority also entreated the General public to exercise restraint as the police investigate the matter.
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.
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