Second Suspect Arrested Over Death Of Nurse, Ruth Ama Eshun

A second person suspected to be involved in the death of Ruth Ama Eshun, a nurse with the Sewua Health Center in the Ashanti Region has been arrested by the police.

The suspect, Kofi Gariba, 37, was arrested on Thursday, February 13, 2020.

“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," a press statement signed by the Deputy Ashanti Regional Police Commander, ACP David Agyemang Adjem said.

"He is also in custody helping Police in investigations and will be put before court,” the statement added. 

The first suspect, 35-year-old Dominic Fosu was arrested by the police on Wednesday, February 5 after a mobile phone belonging to him was found at the crime scene.

Ruth, a mother of three, was found dead at a secluded area close to her Ayoum new site residence in the Bosomtwe District of Ashanti on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.

She was said to have left the house on Monday, February 3, 2020, and did not return.

Although the crime scene where the body was found was set ablaze on Saturday, February 8, 2020, the police say the fire would not in any way affect investigations into the incident.

Meanwhile, members of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association have mounted a campaign to seek justice for the deceased.

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