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The Ashaiman branch of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service has arrested a 27-year-old factory worker who defiled and impregnated his 14-year-old primary-four niece.

The suspect, Agbesi Zutonyo who happens to be the uncle of the victims mother, allegedly defiled her whiles her mother had travelled. The suspect shares a single room apartment with his wife, the victim and other children.

The details of the case according to our sources indicates that last year, the victim?s mother travelled to their hometown leaving behind her daughter, the suspect?s wife and children in the single room they occupy.

The source disclosed that in the middle of the night whiles everyone was asleep, Zutonyo undressed and had sexual intercourse with the victim who was then sleeping. The victim who felt some weird movement in her body immediately woke up only to find her grand-uncle busily satisfying his libido.

The girl raised an alarmed which compelled the suspect?s wife who was also sleeping in the room to wake up to find her husband standing naked in the room with an erection.

The source indicated that family members allegedly intervened and decided to resolve the matter amicably after the suspect had admitted the offence and agreed to take care of the girl including an eight-month pregnancy which was as a result of the intercourse.

Zutonyo meanwhile failed to fulfil his promise which prompted the family to report the case to the Ashaiman DOVVSU office in February this year. Zutonyo was subsequently arrested by the police on March 5, 2013.

Speaking in an interview, the Ashaiman DOVVSU Coordinator, ASP Jennifer Bolah confirmed the incident and indicated that Zutonyo had admitted to the offence. According to her he indicated that ?he wanted to marry his grand-niece because he loved her more?.

She indicated that the suspect would be arraigned before court soon for prosecution to begin.

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