Another suspect arrested over murder of Ruth Eshun


Police in the Ashanti Region have arrested another suspect in connection with the murder of Ruth Eshun, the community nurse who served at the Sewua government hospital.

The suspect, Kofi Gariba, 37, was arrested on Thursday, February 13, 2020, according to the police and will be put before court in the coming days.

“On Thursday 13th February 2020, Police acting on information arrested suspect Kofi Gariba alias Amanya Atiuwenti, 37 years, a mason apprentice to assist in investigations into the death of Ruth Ama Eshun. He is also in custody helping Police in investigations and will be put before court,” a police statement said.

The first suspect, Dominic Fosu, 35, was arrested on 5th February, 2020, two days after the nurse’s murder.

His mobile phone was found at the crime scene.

Dominic Fosu has since been put to before court and currently on remand in police custody.

Meanwhile, the police service has assured the family of the deceased nurse and the public that it will do all it can to ensure justice is served.

It is also calling on the public to assist with the relevant information to help it serve justice.

Ruth Ama Eshun, who is a mother of three, was found dead at a secluded area close to her Ayoum new site residence in the Bosomtwi District.

Relatives of Ruth Ama Eshun, who could not trace the whereabouts of the deceased after she closed from work on Monday, February 3, found her lifeless body a day later.

There has been a social media campaign by the members of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association seeking justice for the deceased.

The association has also called on police to intensify investigations into the death.

The deceased’s husband, Kwadwo Arhin while narrating the incident to Citi News called for swift investigations into the matter.

Below is the full statement from the Police

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