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Crime & Punishment of Sunday, 4 September 2016


24-year old Carpenter arrested for defiling an 8-year old

Police in Tumu in the Sissala East District of the Upper West region, have arrested a 24-year old carpenter for defiling an 8-year old pupil in his room.

The suspect was arrested on Friday after mother of the victim officially lodged a complaint with the police a day after the dastardly act.

According to police investigators, Sitta invited his victim to watch television in his room and while she was seated, he asked her to sit on his laps and in the process forcibly penetrated her but later warned her not to reveal her ordeal to anyone.

He threatened the victim with death should she dare reveal her predicament to anyone, not even her mother.

The victim adhered and failed to report what had befallen her until the following morning when her mother spotted some discharge from her private part coupled with her inability to properly walk.

She was interrogated and mentioned the name of the suspect as the one who defiled her the previous night leading to his arrest by police who arraigned him before the Tumu Magistrate court where he has been remanded to allow for further investigations.

Tumu police commander ASP Ayesu William, who confirmed the incident, said medical examination will be conducted on the victim to aid in prosecuting the matter.