A public toilet manager and a taxi driver are in the grips of the Koforidua police for defiling a nine year old girl.
The suspects, Alfred Padi Mensah, 67 and his 27-year-old accomplice who name was only given as Daniel committed the heinous crime on separate occasions.
According to Sergeant Gideon Boateng who spoke to Eastern regional correspondent, Maxwell Kudekor, the young girl had gone to the facility to attend to natures call when the unfortunate incident occurred.
He indicated Alfred Padi, manager of the only public toilet in the community directed her to the wrong place and forcible inserted his hand in her private part and also threatened to kill her if she told anyone.
“The young girl went home in pain but did not tell anyone for fear of being killed” he added.
Three days after the incident, Segt. Boateng said, the victim visited the public toilet again and met Daniel who sent her to buy matchsticks for his cigarette.
“Upon her return, he also dragged her into an uncompleted building and also inserted his fingers into her” he stated.
Segt. Boateng said the nine year-old felt excruciating pain in her vagina so she immediately told her mother about what had happened.
Her distraught mother he added, reported the matter to the Eastern regional branch Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) leading to their arrest.
He said the suspects pleaded guilty to the offence and are currently in police custody pending investigations.
The victim is also on admission at the Koforidua Government Hospital for treatment.
Sergeant Gideon Boateng also cautioned pedophiles in Koforidua to desist from their acts because the police will come after them.