Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 30 January 2014


DOVVSU officer interdicted

A police officer with the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) at Tesano has been interdicted for allegedly assaulting a 13-year-old girl.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mrs Experanza Ayensu is said to have caned the girl as an act of discipline.

A statement signed by the Director-General of Police Public Affairs, Deputy Commissioner of Police Reverend David Nenyi Ampah-Bennin, and issued yesterday announced the sanction by the Police Administration.

According to the statement, the interdiction was to enable the Police Administration to carry out investigations into the conduct of the police officer at the DOVVSU, Tesano Desk.

It said the Police Administration considered the act an infringement on the child’s rights.