Rita Asamoah: 33-Year-Old Female Nurse Killed Mysteriously In Ashanti Region Scares Neighbours

Rita Asamoah: 33-Year-Old Female Nurse Killed Mysteriously In Ashanti Region Scares Neighbours

  • A young nurse has been found dead under baffling circumstances in the Ashanti Region, triggering fear among residents
  • Rita Asamoah, a mother was three was found dead about hours after she was reported missing by her husband
  • Asamoah had gone to work the previous day and had not returned home, prompting residents and police to organise a search for her

The killing of a 33-year-old female nurse in Atwima Boko, a town in the Ashanti Region, has put fear in her neighbours and relatives.

Rita Asamoah's body was found in a bush not far from her home with her sandals and other belongings scattered around hours after she was reported missing by her husband.

An unspecified amount of money and items such as baby diapers and baby foods, that she had bought were found lying on the ground.

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Rita Asamoah: 33-Year-Old Female Nurse Killed Mysteriously In Ashanti Region Scares Neighbours
Rita Asamoah's landlady sheds tears as she speaks to the media about the incident and a stock photo of a police line. Source: Getty Images, Facebook/CitiTV
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A resident told Citi News that the marks on her body suggest whoever attacked was deliberate.

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"They didn't take any money. Her bag and her [were intact]. They [assailants] didn't take anything," Asamoah's neighbour said after her body was found on Wednesday, October 11.

The report said Rita’s husband went to the police early Tuesday, October 10, 2023, to report her wife missing.

He reportedly told police and neighbours that his wife had not returned home after going to work the previous day.

Subsequently, the police and community members mounted a search for Rita and found her sandals just 100 metres away from her residence.

The search was intensified her lifeless body was discovered in a bush not far from her residence.

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She had three children aged 12, 4 and 2 years old.

Asamoah's neighbours in the quiet town say they are scared for their lives following her baffling murder.

“Due to the death of our neighbour, we are indeed living in fear,” said Samuel Afrifa, a neighbour of the deceased, in Twi.

He added:

"We want authorities to beef up security here.”

Police have since deposited Asamoah's body at the morgue.

Teacher dies under mysterious circumstances

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh has reported in a separate story that a young pupil-teacher suddenly passed away in the Dormaa Central Municipality of the Bono Region.

The death of Ampong Kyeremeh, 35, has thrown the town where he taught into a state of mourning.

Reports suggest that Ampong Kyeremeh, a GES-approved teacher may have taken his own life over his indebtedness.

Nurses Association wants beneficiary countries like Canada and UK to pay for training

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In other news, the Ghana Registered Nurses Association has said the impact that the flight of nurses has on Ghana's healthcare would be reduced if countries like Canada support training.

The head of the association, Perpetual Ofori-Ampofo, wants the support to be in the form of payment to train more nurses.

She made the call when she spoke to CBC in a short documentary that aired on Tuesday, October 10, 2023.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan fires warning following killing of Ghanaian girl in UK

Also, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, sent a warning following the killing of a Ghanaian teenager in the UK.

Elianne Andam was stabbed on the morning of September 27, 2023, when she was going to school.

The killing of the girl also drew condemnation from UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who also said he was shocked.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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