Couple in grips of Akuse police for scalding hands of 11-year-old girl

A couple is facing charges after the woman allegedly dipped the hands of a 11-year-old girl in hot water months ago and failing to seek medical help for her.

The victim is receiving treatment at the Ho government hospital with severe burns to both hands following the dastardly act by the foster parents with whom she lived at Kpong in the Eastern Region.

The couple are accused of not seeking medical attention after the victim was injured.

Akuse District Police Commander, Superintendent Winfred Asare Nyarko said Austin Adokpa Gameli, 34, an uncle to the victim and his wife, 32-year-old Vera Koranteng face provisional charges of compounding crime and causing harm respectively pending further investigations.

The Police commander disclosed that one Tawiah Sablah, 65 years accompanied by Seth Sablah, both residents of Wudome in the Volta Region and complainants in the case, brought the victim to the Kpong police station to lodge a complaint against Gameli and Vera for scalding the hands of the victim three months ago and refusing to seek medical attention for her.

A police medical form, Supt. Nyarko added, was quickly issued to the complainants for the girl to be sent to the hospital for treatment.

According to the police commander, investigations were still ongoing after which the suspects would be processed for court and the appropriate charges subsequently preferred against them.


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