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Woman, 24, Murdered In Koforidua

The late Rita Afia Pokua

A 24-year-old businesswoman has been murdered by an unknown assailant in a bush behind the SDA Education Unit Office along the Kasadjan road in the New Juaben North Municipality of the Eastern Region.

The body of the deceased -Rita Afia Pokua has been retrieved by Police and deposited at the St. Joseph Hospital Morgue.

Information gathered by Kasapa News indicates the deceased left the house to the shop to sell on July 9, 2019, at 7:00 am but did not return. Several efforts to trace her whereabouts were not successful.

However her body was found lying dead in a nearby bush behind SDA Educational Unit Office near Abrewa- Nkwanta the following morning.

Sister to the deceased, Lydia Bosompem reported the incident to the Police which crime scene investigators from the Effiduase District Police Command were dispatched to the scene.

According to Police report, the deceased was “found lying dead in supine position wearing black underwear halfway below the waist and her long dress pulled on her stomach. Spot investigations show signs of struggle suggesting deceased struggled with her assailants before she was overpowered and dragged into the bush”.

The Police Investigators explained further that Inspections on the body revealed bruises on the cheek and blood oozing from the left ear. Other visible marks of assault were seen around the back, right ankle, buttocks and both thighs. The body was photographed and later conveyed to St. Joseph Hospital mortuary for autopsy.

The Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command, Sergent Francis Gomado, told Kasapa News when contacted that, an investigation is ongoing to unravel and arrest the assailants.

He, however, advised persons who work and closes at night to be security conscious and avoid using obscure routes.



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