Danso Abiam, Ashaiman
Six year old girl has been brutalized with an iron rod by her 24 year old uncle Appiah Dery, for defecating on herself.
Appiah Dery, a resident of Ashaiman with his family allegedly used a metal rod on the head and other part of the body of the girl for defecating on herself.
The six year old victim has sustained various degree of injuries on her face, head and body as the results of the brutality.
Sources to ATV NEWS indicates that the victim asked for an amount of 30 pesewas from the uncle’s wife in order to pay and use the public toilet in the area but was not given hence the cause of the defecation on herself.
By the help of some neighbors who saw the poor girl who has been asked to sleep outside with her pain and blood flowing from her sustained wounds, reported the incident to the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit ( DOVSU ) of the Ghana Police Service.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Benedicta Kumeku, the Coordinator of the Ashaiman DOVVSU, when contacted said, the DOVVSU in Ashaiman picked intelligence that 6 year old girl was physically abused by her uncle.
According to her, investigation led to the arrest of the suspect who initially escaped after the incident.
She added that her outfit also arrested the wife of Appiah Dery who assisted in the assault, explaining that, the couple has been assaulting the girl for some time now which attracted sympathy from some residents of the area, adding that the residents kept the case out of DOVVSU until the recent happening.
Leading to the assault of the girl, the DOVVSU boss mentioned that failure of the uncle’s wife to give her the money to use the toilet, the girl who had complained of having running stomach could not held herself and defecated on herself.
She said that the uncle’s wife who is about 6 months old pregnant instantly unleash her anger on the girl before reporting the matter to the husband when he returned home from work.
According to her, out of anger, the husband, Appiah Dery also without asking questions subjected the girl to severe beatings using iron rod which caused injury to her.
According DSP Komeku, the girl after the ugly treatment was made to sleep outside when some residents saw and alerted police over the incident.
Meanwhile, the Ashaiman Divisialso Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of Ghana Police Service, has apprehended the suspects Appiah Dery waiting to appear before court, while the poor 6 year old girl receiving treatment at the Ashaiman Polyclinic.