A Ghanaian woman, Joyce Antwi, has been arrested by Ghana Police Service in the Ashanti Region for hiring a man to kill her business partner in Kumasi.
The 41-year-old who resides in Buokrom Estate, trades in plywood alongside her intended victim at Akwatia Line, a suburb of Kumasi.
In October 2015, she promised to pay back a loan of GH¢99,000 she collected from the victim to fund her business until the victim in April 2017, approached the suspect and gave her a June 2017 deadline to settle the amount.
According to the police, The suspect agreed to pay back the money by the stated deadline as the victim wanted to invest the money in her business since life was becoming difficult for her.
On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, the suspect allegedly approached the complainant and contracted him to murder the victim for a fee of GH¢5000.
The complaint agreed to the offer and was given a part payment of GH¢2,500, promising to provide the balance after the job was executed.
On Friday May 26, 2017, Joyce picked the complainant to the residence of the victim at Buokrom Estate since her husband and children were not present at the time.
The complainant then alerted the police who on Saturday May 27, 2017 went to the victim’s residence and asked her to invite the suspect over.
The suspect was arrested two hours later when she showed up.
The Ashanti regional police commander, DCOP Ken Yeboah, while addressing a news conference said the suspect is in police custody assisting with investigations and will soon be prosecuted.
On Friday, 26th of May, the suspect, Joyce Antwi, took the complainant to the house of the victim at Buokrom Estate to show him the house,
“On the 27th of May went to the victim’s residence and asked her to call the suspect to come to her residence which she obliged, and she was arrested,”
Joyce confessed in her caution statement of contracting the complainant to commit the act.