A 40-year-old man has allegedly abducted and sexually molested a 10-year-old girl at Anaji Queen of Peace near Takoradi.
The suspect has been arrested by the police.
The man, whose name was given only as Thomas and a mason by profession, allegedly kept the little girl in her room for six days while the parents were seriously looking for her.
According to sources, the suspect would lock the little girl in his room when he was away to work and would allow her to come when he returned from work.
Speaking to the media in an interview, the father of the victim Confidence Fiadzo, commended the police for their swift intervention in arresting the suspect.
He indicated that he used to stay at Mpatado with his children including the 10-year-old girl and that they moved to the Anaji area not long ago.
He said in the early morning of Saturday, May 6, 2023, her 10-year-old daughter decided to go and fetch water from a well at Anaji Queen of Peace inside which is about 10 minutes walk from their new residence and did not return.
He noted that when he realized that her little daughter was not returning, he asked her elder siblings to go and search for her but they could not find her.
“They comb all the area including the location of the well and all uncompleted buildings but they could not find my daughter”, he added.
He said later he reported the case to the police and made caused some radio announcements to be about the missing child and also published her photograph on social media.
Mr Fiadzo told the media that a female neighbour of the suspect later saw the little girl come out of the man’s room.
According to the neighbour, because the man did not have a wife or a child, she became suspicious after seeing the little girl coming out of his room. So she reported the case to the Anaji police.
The police quickly rushed to the place, rescued the girl and arrested the suspect and called the father to inform him.
They later directed the father to send her daughter to the hospital for an examination and it was there that the doctors confirmed that the little girl was sexually molested by the suspect.
The suspect is currently at the Kwesimintsim Police Station assisting in the investigation.