A 14-year old girl, who was found in an unconscious state in the Trado Stream, weekend, has narrated how she was defiled by five men at Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region.
The teenager, who admitted to have been contemplating suicide for some time now, said she dropped out of school at Class Four after her ordeal.
According to her, she is being haunted by the dastardly incident which has left her with life-threatening complications.
The traumatized girl made this known while speaking with Nhyira FM, after operatives attached to the Nkawkaw police arrested a third suspect, Awudu Kamiru, an 18-year-old head porter, who also allegedly defiled her.
According to the victim, she was strangled by her attackers in an attempt to murder her after having sexual intercourse with her in turns, but a Good Samaritan who found her in an unconscious state in the Trado Stream saved her life.
She said the assault has since left her with walking difficulties whilst she bleeds profusely from her private parts.
“Apart from the trauma, some residents in my neighbourhood have been making fun of me. I have been contemplating suicide as an option.”
Meanwhile, Nkawkaw Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Sarfo Peprah, told newsmen that thus far, the police have arrested three suspects in connection with the act.
He said, “A 25-year-old Cobbler and ex-convict, Yaw Preko and Mohammed Adamu were the first two to be arrested and arraigned before an Nkawkaw Magistrates Court.
“The two have since pleaded for leniency after admitting to the offence of defilement, conspiracy to commit crime and attempted murder.
“They are expected back in court on April 7, 2017. They revealed that their plan was to conceal their illegal act and avoid a possible arrest.
“A third suspect, Awudu Kamiru, was arrested over the weekend after Adamu led police to his hideout.
“Kamiru has been identified by the victim as the one who kicked her down before leading to her attack.
“Efforts are underway to arrest two more suspects who are at large. Two other persons said to have taken part in the gang rape have been identified only as Junior and Sarfo.”
Chief Superintendent Peprah also noted that the absence of probation officers and shelter to accommodate and counsel victims of sexual abuse and other crimes committed against children makes the healing process for victims very difficult.
He said, “They still remain where they live because we have no other alternative [shelter], and just imagine the stigma and the trauma they’ve gone through.
“That is not the best. Non-governmental organizations need to help provide shelter for sexually abused children,” the police boss urged.