A business woman believed to be 24 years old has allegedly been murdered by unknown assailants 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 pending autopsy.

Information gathered by Starr News monitored by WestAfrica24.com indicates the deceased left the house to her shop to sell on July 9,2019 at 7:00am but did not return. Several attempts 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 and 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 half way below waist and her long dress pulled on her stomach. Spot investigations shows 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. 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 starr News when contacted that,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 . The deceased has since been deposited at the morgue pending autopsy as police investigate the crime.


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