NABBED FOR DEFILEMENT; BIMBILA SOLDIER ARRESTED FOR DEFILING 16-YEAR-OLD GIRL

The unnamed soldier accused by a 16 year old girl of defiling her at Bimbila in the Northern Region has been interdicted by the military high command in Tamale.

The officer has been removed from post and now in the hands of his superiors who are to question him before handing him over to police for further probe and prosecution.

It will be recalled that the soldier who is part a military reinforcement overseeing the curfew in Bimbila, was accused of forcibly having sex with the girl at her school.

The girl is a Form Two student of Poona Junior High School who claimed she was sexually abused by the soldier who sneaked into to school while she and her colleagues were having preps.

She told her parents the incident occurred at about 9pm, adding that, the soldier dragged her to a nearby school, Jilo JHS, and had a 5mins unprotective sex with her. She is now suffering from a severe genital pains and recuperating at home after doctors examined her.

Police invited the victim and her parents and they are said to be cooperating in the ongoing investigations after doctors forwarded the medical report, which allegedly confirms the accusation to them.

It is not clear which of the two commands has detained the accused the soldier as multiple requests to the centre command for comment haven’t been answered.

The Nanumba North Municipal Chief Executive, Abdulai Yaqoob said, though the alleged victim defied the curfew when she and her colleagues were still found outside beyond 6pm, he would still support the ongoing investigation to ensure justice is served.

Recently, residents have threatened to demonstrate against the continued curfew, which they said was affecting economic activities. Though, this is the first time a mission soldier has been accused of sexual misconduct, the residents are intensifying their call for the military to be withdraw from the area.