Ruth Ama Eshun: One arrest over death of nurse at Ayuom

Ruth Ama Eshun: One arrest over death of nurse at Ayuom

- One person has been arrested in connection with the death of Ruth Ama Eshun, a nurse with the Sewua Health Centre in the Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti region

- The deceased's body was found in a bush at Ayuom, also in the same district, many hours after she was last seen at work

- Reports suggest Ruth Eshun might have been raped before being murdred

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The Ashanti regional police command has arrested one person in connection with the death of a nurse, Ruth Ama Eshun, at Ayuom in the Bosomtwe District.

Ruth Ama Eshun: One arrest over death of nurse at Ayuom
Ruth Ama Eshun: One arrest over death of nurse at Ayuom Photo source: Facebook/Kobby Blay
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Ruth Eshun, a community health nurse stationed at Sewua Health Centre was reportedly found dead in the bush on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.

As earlier reported by, the deceased was last seen leaving her workplace on Monday, February 3, 2020, but did not reach home.

While the police is yet to confirm the cause of her death, reports on social media suggest that she might have been killed by assailants after they gang-raped her.

According to a report sighted on, investigators who visited the crime scene found a mobile phone which was suspected to belong to persons behind the suspected murder.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives' Association has condemned the gruesome murder of Eshun.

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In a statement released on Friday, February 7, 2020, the association described the incident as an “inhumane” act.

The statement tasked the police to “investigate this matter with the urgency it deserves and bring the perpetrators to book.”

It further urged that the government must “ensure the safety of Nurses and Midwives working in all parts of the country especially the hard to reach areas.”

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