Ghana

Kumasi Businesswoman Killer Jailed 20 Years For Stealing

In another development, Allister John, who has been the prime suspect in the murder of a 35-year-old businesswoman in Sokoban in the Ashanti Region, has been jailed for 20 years for stealing.


Allister John was convicted on two counts of stealing GHC167,666 and a mobile phone worth GHC4,000 by the Asokwa Circuit Court. The complainant, Gloria Morrison, a businesswoman from Bantama within the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly of the Ashanti region, was a former colleague of John at a Bantama hotel.


According to the police, John fled after the complainant asked him to help adjust her phone’s settings, but he later accessed the phone and withdrew GHC167,666 from the victim’s bank account using the mobile app. During the sentencing hearing at the Asokwa Circuit Court on Friday 6th October, 2023, the court took into consideration the fact that the convict had no previous conviction.