Four herdsmen have allegedly raped a 10-year-old girl and shot her father – Mr. Leave a Quaye, who is 40 years old at Gomoa Adeantem in the Gomoa East District in the Central Region.
The two are reportedly in critical condition after following the unfortunate incident.
Adom News sources say the herdsmen have been destroying farm crops of the residents and terrorising them.
Nana Essel Andoh, who is the chief of Gomoa Adeantem confirmed the incident in an interview, calling on the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) to come to their aid following the readiness of the youth of the area to fight the herdsmen.
“I know the laws of the country, so allowing the youth to take such action will be uncalled for, and that is why I involved the media in helping us fight this issue.”
According to him, but for a warning shot by a pastor who heard the shouting, the herdsmen “would have killed him [Kwabena Quaye] and his daughter, so it was the pastor who called me.
“When the committee member got to the scene, they had shot and hurt Mr Quaye, but the girl was nowhere to be found.”
It was later discovered that the herdsmen took the child into the bush where all four of them reportedly raped her.
“After the father was taken to the hospital, the pastor later heard the child crying, so they traced where the cry was coming from and found her lying naked. Then, according to her, all of them raped her.
“As I speak, the girl is on admission together with her father,” he said.
He disclosed that the youth are incensed, and demanding a swift action from him else they may be forced to take the laws into their hands.
“I have not given any land to them to rare cattle. The other chiefs may have given them the land, so why are they scaring us on our land with their cattle?”
He is, therefore, worried as he said he could not guarantee the safety of the herdsmen and their cattle, hence a need to involve the IGP.