12-year-old girl dies after sexual assault


    The Police at Bibiani in the Western region are investigating the death of a 12-year-old girl who was allegedly defiled in Tano Odumase in the Ashanti Region.

    The class five pupil died presumably from infections she contracted as a result of the alleged sexual assault.

    Joy News’ Kwasi Debrah reported a mood of pain and anger among family members when he visited the family home.

    Samuel Fofie, uncle of the deceased who spoke on behalf of the family said Kwaku Bernard, 20, a fair guy in the area forcibly slept with her.

    The girl, who was allegedly defiled by Bernard three months before her death has reportedly been sick since the incident.

    According to Mr Fofie, his sister informed him of the deceased being sick and upon interrogation, she mentioned Bernard’s name as having sexually assaulted her.

    She told her mother that the young man took her into a kindergarten building and forcibly had sex with her and warned her never to tell anyone.

    He promised her financial gains if she does not tell anyone but her uncle said he threatened her with a police arrest and she spilled the beans about what Bernard had done to her.

    Unit Committee members who heard the account quickly got Bernard arrested and sent to the Bibiani District police headquarters.