The mother of a three-year-old gir l who is alleged to have been sexually abused by an adult Indian National in a swimming pool at Tarkwa in the Western Region, desperately wants justice for her daughter.
The victim’s mother suspects attempts by the police to cover up the matter.
How did it happen?
It all started when two Indian nationals swimming in the pool asked to teach the children how to swim. The mother, [who we’ll refer to as Afiba] of the children initially hesitated, but she agreed after the strangers convinced her that learning to swim early was the best way.
While the Indians supposedly taught her daughter how to swim, she filmed the process with her smartphone.
‘Little girl cries’
In between the session, the woman noticed her daughter was crying, but she misinterpreted it as a reaction to the fear of being in the pool.
Unawares to her, the Indian, was sexually abusing her, and the cries, were cries for help.
One of the Indians held the 3-year-old girl closely to his chest with his right hand while inserting a left finger into the little girl’s vagina.
The doctor who conducted medical examinations on the 3-year-old girl said her genitals were bruised.
“She had sores around her genitals, around the vagina and the hymen had sores around it,” the doctor said.
Of the psychological state of the girl and Afiba, he said they were traumatized. He noted that the mother had on two occasions taken to drinking due to the incident.
The Afiba returned to the Tarkwa Police after an initial report to them with the medical report.
She also hired a private detective to help track down the Indian molester who she had captured in a video on her phone.
Her attempts to get the Tarkwa Police to follow up on the issue proved futile, forcing her to fall on the Nsuta Police to effect his arrest.
Her confidence in the police began to shrink after their suspicious conduct with the bosses of the Indian suspect.
‘Out of court settlement’
According to the woman, who spoke to Citi News’ Caleb Kudah, in the course of pursuing the matter, the Indian suspect sought an out of court settlement but soon changed his mind, saying he was ready to face the court.
‘Don’t jail him’
To further hurt her heart, Afiba lamented how the police prosecutor impressed on the judge that presided over the matter in court to fine the suspect rather than to jail him.
She said she was forced to bitterly watch the police negotiate the compensation from an initial GHS8,400 suggested by the judge, to GHS4,200.
Afiba is seeking justice for her 3-year-old daughter whose genitals have been bruised by an Indian national, and betrayed by law enforcement body in her own country to sell her daughter’s rights for GHS4,200.
Click below to listen to Caleb Kudah’s full report.