The Tamale Police Command has arrested a 63-year old traditional (Gonje) guitarist, Mahama Issahaku for allegedly defiling three girls in Shishagu, a suburb of Sagnarigu in the Northern Region of the country.
According to the Northern Regional Crime Officer, Superintendent Otuo Acheampong, Mr Mahama allegedly defiled the three girls at the same time, impregnating one as a result. He added that the Gonje man has two wives, 8 children and 13 grandchildren and was arrested upon a report by a relative if one of the victims.
Checks by 3news.com from the Northern Region Division of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVSU) of the Ghana Police Service revealed that more than 15 defilement cases have been reported since January 2020.
Two of them have since been convicted with the recent conviction being a 25-year-old driver’s mate who was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for defiling a two-year-old girl in Kumbungu.