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18 Year Old Hospitalized After Alleged Rape

An 18-year-old lady (name withheld) has been hospitalized at the Savelugu hospital after she was allegedly raped by some unknown person at Safam, near Diare in the Savelugu Municipality of the Northern Region.

The incident which happened on Sunday, May 30, 2021, has been reported to the Savelugu police.

The survivor, narrating her ordeal to journalists said she went for a naming ceremony in the Safam community and when she was on her way back she met a man who pushed her down, covered her mouth and forcibly had sexual intercourse with her.

“He held my legs and pushed me down and when I started shouting he used his hands to cover my mouth then had sexual intercourse with me.”

The Head of the Maternity Labor Ward Department at the Savelugu hospital, Bridgette Agbosege told journalists that when the survivor was brought to the facility they assessed her and realized she has been raped.

According to her, the survivor was rushed to the theatre and they were able to repair the damaged and revive her.

“She was bleeding heavily and so we had to immediately give her blood and then send her to the theatre to stop the bleeding because her vagina walls had a deep cut which was causing the heavy flow of the blood.”

The Savelugu Municipal Police Commander, DSP Twumasi Ankrah, told journalists that the assemblyman of the Safam community called to report the alleged rape incident to him.

He indicated that the assemblyman said the lady was found unconscious in the bush and that they rushed her to the Savelugu hospital.

DSP Ankrah however disclosed that their investigations have led to a particular suspect (name withheld) and called on the chief and people of the area to volunteer information on the whereabouts of the suspect to be arrested and prosecuted.

“We went to the community to arrest the suspect but he was nowhere near to be found so we are still searching for him and we will surely get him.”


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