Police in the Upper West Region have launched investigations into the abduction of a 12-year-old girl in Wa, the regional capital. Reports indicate that one person has been arrested in connection with the crime, while his accomplice is on the run.
According to the victim’s father, the abduction occurred on a Saturday, April 22, at about 11:00am. The victim, who was sent to buy drugs from a chemical shop, was accosted by two unidentified men on a motorbike who threatened to kill her if she raised any alarm.
The young girl was taken to an uncompleted building where she was tied up with a rope and a handkerchief placed on her mouth. Despite being subjected to this trauma, the victim managed to escape the next day when her abductors abandoned her.
The Upper West Regional police have commenced investigations into the incident, leading to the arrest of one Anthony Morgan, said to be in his late 30s, while his accomplice is yet to be apprehended.
The father of the victim has stated that they are yet to send her for medical examination. Although she appears healthy, the little girl has been living in constant fear after the incident.
This case is a clear reminder of the dangers lurking in our communities, especially for children who may be vulnerable to abduction and abuse. For the most part, parents and guardians should always be vigilant and keep a watchful eye on their children. They should also educate their wards on personal safety and emphasize the importance of seeking help from trusted adults in case of danger.
The police are doing their best to bring the perpetrators to book and we urge the public to assist with any information that could lead to the arrest of the second suspect. We hope that the victim and her family find peace and that justice is served in this case.
Source: Adom online