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Crime & Punishment of Saturday, 30 May 2020

Source: GNA

Crime Check Foundation supports acid victim

The donation included an amount of GH The donation included an amount of GH

Crime Check Foundation (CCF), a non-governmental organisation, has supported Ms Memuna Malik, who had her face, chest and parts of her left hand disfigured after a substance believed to be acid was poured on her.

As part of the Foundation’s Health Check Series, an amount of GH¢4,000.00 was presented to Ms Malik to help her start the medical process.

Mr Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng, the Executive Director of CCF, told the Ghana News Agency that the donation was made possible by six of the Foundation’s group and individual donors.

He said in addition to the cash donation were some foodstuff from an Italy-based donor.

The Executive Director, who is also a Broadcast Journalist with the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, encouraged the victim to keep up the faith in God and believe that all would be well.

The Foundation has, therefore, launched an appeal, pleading with all benevolent individuals and organisations to support her to access quality medical care to save her life.

Ms Malik, 29, said a lady poured the substance on her face at Riyadh, the Capital City of Saudi Arabia, where she worked before the incident happened.

She said she returned to Ghana about three months ago and now resides in Accra. She expressed gratitude to all partners and donors of the Foundation for the support.

Ms Malik explained that the unfortunate incident happened on December 24, 2018, after she closed from work and decided to go and braid her hair at Rabi’s Hair Salon, in Riyadh.