2000 Cedis Reward for information on suspects in the Ellembelle Defilement saga

The Ellembelle District Police Commander, Superintendent Thomas Bayor has assured parents of the fourteen year old class 6 pupils who was sexually abused by four men at Bobrama in the Ellembelle District of the Police readiness in bringing the perpetrators of the heinous crime to book.

“Just have trust in the police, these men will not go free… justice will prevail, all we need is your cooperation and willingness to give information on the matter”, he added.

He gave the assurance when he accompanied the Ellembelle District Chief Executive Kwesi  Bonzo, the Coordinating Director and the District Social Welfare officer  to  visit the home of the victim ostensibly to commiserate with the family and assured them of DSEC’s support in resolving the matter through the laws of the land.

Superintendent Bayor however dispelled allegations that his men were not ready to follow up on the matter when it was first reported, hence the seeming disappearance of the suspects.

The victim, a class 6 pupil of  Asanda Basic School was lured by the four men who are regular customers to the mother’s food and drinking joint.

On that fateful day, Monday 15th January 29, 2018, the four men came to as usual had cone to buy food and drinks but took advantage of absence of the victim’s parent to entice her with fish. The victim innocently followed them to the sea shore to collect fish where they allegedly carried out the barbaric act after drugging a bottle of drink they gave her on the way.

The victim we are told only woke up the next morning at the frontage of their house in severe pain and blood around her genital area.

According to reports however the four, aged 35, 25, 18 and 17 recognizing the danger and nature of crime committed had left the town but the Policew say they have mounted a man hunt for their arrest.

Mr. James Akpah, the father of the victim explained to the team that initially mothers of two of the culprits came to them to settle the case amicably but they refused which had resulted in their going into hiding.

The victim’s mother said, “all this while I had lost out on any hope and helper in bringing these people to book but your coming here this afternoon has given me assurance that there is hope for me and my daughter”.

Mr. Bonzo K, the District Chief Executive described the act as disgusting and one that must be condemned by all and sundry and bring justice to bear on the matter.

The assembly, he said, had instituted a reward package in the sum of GH2000 for anyone who would provide information leading to the arrest of the four suspects.

He said the matter was a social security matter that must be given the needed attention in order to deter others from engaging in such, “We cannot sit down and see these vices  gain roots in the society…let’s nib it in the bud”.

The assembly later presented some items together with a cash of GHC1000 to offset some of the medical bills of the victim whilst looking for another school for her.

Mr. Wisdom Baknuyega, the District Social Welfare Officer said psycho-social counseling had already started and the officers from now on would visit the victim twice weekly to help her in the recovery process.

Nana Adjoa Y. Entsuah/EmpireNews