The Ghana Police Hospital, which conducted a pathological analysis, found no sperms on the former Public Affairs and Marketing Manager of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), Josephine Asante, who was murdered at her residence at Mataheko, near Tema.

The autopsy and medical report, which was sighted by DAILY GUIDE, read in part: “No spermatozoa seen.”

Additionally, it revealed that “general laboratory assessment of high vaginal swab was negative for spermatozoa.”

The toxicology analysis performed on the body revealed that “peripheral blood and urine, which were tested for alcohol, common poison and common drugs, were negative.” 

The examination was requested by the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service on January 13, 2019, which suspected that assailants raped the woman before killing her.

However, the autopsy conducted by the hospital on January 24, 2019, and endorsed by Chief Superintendent Osei Owusu-Afriyie, a pathologist, ruled out sexual intercourse.

The report stated the cause of death as asphyxia (i.e. strangulation by the suspects) and this brings to rest the controversy over whether the deceased was sexually assaulted by the assailants.

Prior to the release of the latest report, the Tema Regional Police Command was of the view that there were sperms on the pelvic region of the former top GPHA official.

Assistant Commissioner of Police David Eklu, Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, stated that the police did not find anything to suggest that the deceased was sexually assaulted.

“The forensic examination we conducted indicated that the lady was not raped unlike what is in the media. There was no sexual assault on the lady, and we can confirm that. We are looking at other possibilities in terms of the investigations we are conducting,” he said.

On January 13, 2019, the deceased was found dead on Sunday dawn at her residence at the Emef Estates at Mataheko in the Ningo-Prampram District of the Greater Accra Region.

The 49-year-old woman was said to be living in the house with her son and houseboy at the time of the incident.

Information gathered by DAILY GUIDE from a source close to the deceased and police said on Saturday, January 12, 2019, Josephine attended GPHA Senior Staff party of the authority. She returned home at about 1:30 am on Sunday.

The assailants, after the incident, locked her in the bedroom and threw the keys on the compound.

Source: Daily Guide

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