A 42-year-old man identified as Daniel Baah has been apprehended by the police for impregnating his own 14-year daughter in Accra.
By police reports, the man went into hiding after it was discovered that he was responsible for his daughter’s pregnancy. They also confirmed the victim, (name withheld), who is a class six pupil in one of the government schools in the Ga Central Municipality is five months pregnant.
The suspect was later arrested from his hideout by the police on Monday at Anyaa, near Awoshie in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.
According to the Accra Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Effia Tenge said the victim’s mother (name withheld by the police) has been married to the suspect for the past 15 years and they have four children – two boys and two girls.
From sources, the victim is the first child of the couple while the last child is also a girl who is two years old. Six months ago, she said the mother traveled to her hometown in the Central Region to seek traditional medical treatment for her little daughter who has been sick for some time.
The woman left the victim and her two other siblings in the care of her husband.
DSP Tenge said, according to the statement of the victim, her father sexually assaulted her at night whenever he realized that the other siblings were fast asleep.
The victim out of fear couldn’t disclose her ordeal to anyone until one of her teachers discovered that she was pregnant,” the police officer narrated.
The Police are still under probe to finally get enough evidence to arraign before the court the culprit.