Girl 14 Collapses After Illegal Abortion

A 14-YEAR-OLD girl is battling with her life at the Tema General
Hospital after she was defiled by her 19-year-old teacher in Ashaiman in the Greater
Accra Region.

She is currently on admission at the Maternity Ward of the hospital where she is responding to treatment.

The teacher has been apprehended by the Ashaiman Domestic Violence
and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service and is assisting
with investigation.

Suspect Odoom Abdul Ramadan was said to have impregnated the girl
and allegedly terminated the pregnancy for her but since then, the girl has
been experiencing health complications.

Confirming the incident to DAILY GUIDE, Deputy Superintendent
of Police (DSP) Joseph Obenefo Darkwah, spokesperson of the Tema Regional
Police Command explained that the victim noticed she was pregnant three weeks
to her final Education Certificate Examination (BECE) examination.

According to the police, the teacher persuaded the victim   to take some medicine to terminate the
pregnancy, but it was unsuccessful.

After her final exams, the police spokesman stressed that the
teacher took the victim to a private health facility where they lied that she
was 17-years-old, in order to persuade the health officials to terminate the
pregnancy for her.

He said the victim however, kept on bleeding three days after she
underwent the abortion and was rushed to the Tema General Hospital for medical
attention by her parent when they detected that the cause of her bleeding was
due to an abortion she had earlier on.

DSP Darkwah noted that a report was subsequently made to the Ashaiman DOVVSU and the suspect was arrested by police to assist with investigations.

From Vincent Kubi, Ashaiman 

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