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“The situation is like sugar which has poured into the sand, there’s nothing anybody can do about it so I will leave everything to Jehovah,” mother of the nurse who was gruesomely murdered in the Ashanti Region has said.

The lifeless body of Ruth Eshun was discovered about 100 metres away from her residence at Ayuom in the Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti Region on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.

Ruth had promised to give her mother a befitting burial.

Little did she know that the acts of some callous persons would prevent her from doing just that but rather, compel her to take an early, unforeseen lean to the land of no return, leaving behind her children in the care of the rather frail and wrinkly mother cum grandmother.

“My daughter told me she will give me a befitting burial when I die. I have been staying with her since she gave birth, I left about two months ago because I wanted to go, prepare and come back during the Easter break. I spoke to her last Sunday and she was okay. On Monday dawn her husband called me and I was surprised because he hasn’t called me around that time before so I even thought one of my kids, Abeiku who lives with them was in trouble and that was why he called,” the 75-year-old Atta Eshun recounted to ABC News‘ Adwoa Tenkoramaa how she got wind of information pertaining to her daughter’s death.

She continued, “The next day Abeiku called me and said Ruth was hospitalized so I should leave everything I was doing and come back and take care of her kids. My sister came to me on Tuesday and said if Ruth is ill then she will come with me so we all come and look after and that she isn’t happy about what she is hearing so we set off on Wednesday dawn and came to Kumasi. When we got here, our church members came and started consoling me that I should take heart. We leave everything to Jehovah”.

Atta Eshun says she is heartbroken and distraught, not knowing exactly what to do following the murder of her daughter. She would love to exact vengeance on the killers but for her christian morals which have left her deferring judgement to the almighty.

“The situation is like sugar which has poured into the sand, there’s nothing anybody can do about it so I will leave everything to Jehovah. He should help us to take care of the children she has left behind because if the culprits are here, we can’t do anything to him, they’ve already killed her so I hope God will give us the justice we need,” she said in Fante.

Watch the interview with Ruth’s mother below:

Ruth’s colleagues at the Sawuah Health Center have also been left teary since the demise of their colleague. They told ABC News she was on night duty on Sunday and closed at 9 on Monday morning. After her usual chit chat with them, she bade them farewell at around 3 pm, with the information that she needed to get foodstuff in the neighbouring town before returning home.

Not returning home on the said day, her family and neighbours became alarmed and reported her missing at the Community’s Information Center.

Hours after the report, her dead body, covered in bruises and blood and was found after being raped and robbed by unknown assailants, according to Assemblyman of the area, Prince Kwame Adutwum.

Watch the interview with Ruth’s colleagues below:


Parliament has meanwhile called for intensified investigations and swift justice for the late mother of three.

The Ashanti Regional Police Command has been tight-lipped on the status of investigations into the matter except to say investigations are ongoing.



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