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General News of Monday, 17 June 2019


Tema Port Manager murder : I feel someone is after my life - Husband cries out

Husband of murdered Josephine Asante, a former PR manager at the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), Kwame Asante says he fears for his life because he feels someone wants to murder him following the yet to unravel the mystery behind the murder of his wife.

According to him, he feels the killers might launch their attack on him also since the assassins of his wife are yet to be known.

Speaking to Daily Guide, Mr Asante mentioned that his fear was heightened after his phone was blasted with calls and messages from an unknown person.

“How can I feel safe when the police is yet to find the killers of my wife and an unknown person has been calling me since the death of my wife without saying anything reasonable''.

“This same person has been sending nasty pictures through WhatsApp. This has put a lot of fear in me and I feel someone might be after my life also.”

“Although the pictures sent to me are not that of my late wife, they are nasty pictures which speak and put a lot of fear in me. I cannot feel safe when killers of my wife are yet to be known,” he said.

The widower indicates that the Homicide Unit of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service are investigating the calls and information sent to his phone but want police to intensify their investigation into the murder of his wife.

Adding to that he said: ''the police through the headquarters has directed the Tema Regional Police Command to provide 24-hour protection to me but they are yet to do so.”

The widower, Mr Asante also disclosed that the police are demanding for money before they could provide him with security.

He has therefore called on the police to ensure that justice prevails in the matter, insisted on getting justice so that her wife would not die in vain.


It would be recalled that the deceased, who was killed was the former Marketing and Public Affairs Manager at the Tema Ports, Josephine Asante was however trailed by her murderers into her home where they had access to her bedroom and murdered her.

The police have set aside GH15,000 booty for anybody who gives credible information about perpetrators of the gruesome murder.

Also, the GPHA has promised GH50,000 as a reward for members of the public who would have any information about Asante’s killer or killers.

However, two persons including driver and houseboy of the deceased are currently facing criminal charges at a Tema District Court in connection with the murder.