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General News of Wednesday, 12 February 2020


Do not delay the course of justice for Ruth Eshun – MP

Member of Parliament for Effiduase-Asokore constituency in the Ashanti Region, Dr. Nana Ayew Afriyie, has called for swift measures to ensure justice prevails for Ruth Eshun who was gang-raped and murdered on Monday, February 3.

Ruth Arhin, a nurse in the at the Sewua Health Center, met her untimely death on her way home from work at a town called Ayuom in the Bosomtwi District in the Ashanti Region.

The 37-year-old and a mother of three failed to return home after close of work on Monday after she left the Health Center.

Her body was later found in the bush on February 4 with traces that her underwear had been pulled down suggesting she had been raped before being murdered.

Speaking on the floor of Parliament, Dr. Nana Ayew Afriyie who is also a member of the Health committee said immediate actions need to be taken to ensure perpetrators are brought to book.

“Mr. Speaker we ought to condemn this while we seek justice and it must swift. We have to celebrate community health workers. Most at times they do what we in the health field in terms of health service delivery, can’t do in a day. It is important for us to have the Minister of Interior to update the people of this country and my constituency health workers to be safe and assured of what is being done by the Interior Ministry. As soon as practicable, justice must be delivered and it must be swift” He said Meanwhile two suspects have been reportedly arrested in connection with the death of the deceased.

This comes after a phone found on the crime scene was traced to the unidentified suspect.

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