Suspects’ sperm swabs ‘missing’ in GPHA murder case

Suspects’ sperm swabs ‘missing’ in GPHA murder case

The biological samples extracted from persons standing trial in the murder of former Marketing and Public Affairs Manager of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), Josephine Asante Tandoh, have been reported missing from the Forensic and Science Laboratory of the Ghana Police Service.

Contrary to assertions by prosecution that they were taken to the police laboratory, the samples are no where to be found.

The samples, which include, body fluids, blood samples, footprints and fingerprints, were said to have been taken from the accused persons, namely Amos Aprako and Christian Agyei, driver and houseboy of the deceased, respectively.

Suspects’ sperm swabs ‘missing’ in GPHA murder case

Former Marketing and Public Affairs Manager of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), Josephine Asante Tandoh Source: Myjoyonline.com
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The Head of Forensic and Science Laboratory, Dr. Kofi Agyepong Afrifa who was subpoenaed by the Tema District Court to update the court on the progress of the laboratory analysis, told the court that he is unaware of any samples taken from the accused persons.

He disclosed that the lab received an order on January 28, 2019, to analyse some blood samples brought in by the CID and determine whether it contained spermatozoa and whether the blood sample matched that of the deceased.

Dr. Agyepong Afrifa stated emphatically that his outfit is yet to receive an order for extraction of sperms, body fluids and blood samples of the accused persons, contrary to an earlier claim by prosecution that the samples had been extracted by the lab.

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