Rape in Assin, not a new thing


    Members of Modern Women of Wisdom International (MWOW), an all-female public-spirited organization, has described as “embarrassing” and shocking, reports of a plethora of rape and defilement cases in the Assin area.

    A local journalist reported that rape and defilement is rampant in the area, the most recent being the defilement of a four-year-old girl by a man who was subsequently declared innocent by the chief of the area. According to the chief, the gods, after consultation, said the suspect did nothing wrong.

    MWOW in a statement has, however, called on the Ghana Police Service to apprehend and prosecute perpetrators of these crimes in the area to serve as deterrent to “future rapists”.

    “The police must leave no stone unturned in bringing all the perpetrators of these scandalous acts in Assin to book,” the statement said.

    Again, MWOW called on the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) and the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs to institute a robust advice system that spells out the need for chiefs to protect their subjects from evil-minded persons by allowing the laws of Ghana to work without fear or favour.

    The group also wants civil society organisations, the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, the Ministry of Information and research institutions to embark on ground-breaking investigations to find out the reasons behind the rampant rape cases in the area.