A 14-year-old girl is battling life-threatening complications after
five men defiled and attempted killing her at the Nkawkaw New
Lorry Station of Ghana, Joy Online reports.
It was gathered that the five men strangled the 14-year-old
school drop-out after defiling her in turns. They intended to
snuff the life out of her and when she became unconscious they
dumped her in a stream believing her to be dead.
Miraculously, she survived but now walks with difficulty and has
since been bleeding. The Nkawkaw Divisional Police have
arrested two suspects who have confessed to the crime but are
pleading for leniency.
A 25-year-old Cobbler and ex-convict Yaw Preko and a driver’s
mate, Mohammed Adamu, are in police custody in connection
with the case. The police are now looking for others who
participated in the r*pe.
Narrating how the incident took place, Nkawkaw Divisional
Commander, Chief Superintendent James Sarfo Peprah told
Nhyira News the victim was bundled to an Indian Hemp smoking
area and defiled by the men in turns.
She was on one of her ice-water selling trips when one of the
suspects carried her at the back whilst another covered her
mouth with the hand and pulled her into a bush.
Both Adamu and Preko have been speaking to Nhyira News few
days after an Nkawkaw Magistrate’s Court remanded them into
police custody. They are facing defilement, conspiracy to commit
crime and attempted murder charges.
One of the suspects, Adamu Mohammed narrated how they
planned and attempted to kill the victim and dump her body in
the Trado stream.
The victim was however saved by a Good Samaritan.
Doctors at the Holy Family Hospital treated and administered
some HIV, pregnancy and hepatitis preventive treatment. They
say the victim’s hymen was absent during investigations.
Besides, she has been bleeding profusely from her private parts,
coupled with severe abdominal and stomach pains.
Her grandmother has been looking for support to treat other
complications arising from the incident. She told Nhyira News
her granddaughter’s condition keeps deteriorating.