Tumu (U/WR), Jan 29, GNA – The Police in Tumuhave arrested three suspected Fulani men in Yigantu community in the SissalaEast Municipal area for allegedly gang-raping a 50-year-old woman who washarvesting flower plants (delicacies) to prepare soup.
Three other women managed to escape, narrowly,into Yigantu, which is about 50 kilometres from Tumu, after they were given ahot chase by the assailants.
The perpetrators in the process of the sexualact hit their victim’s leg repeatedly with a stick, breaking part andfracturing the ankle.
Assistant Ssuperintendent of Police StephenAbanga Sissila East Municipal Police Commander has told the Ghana News Agency.
HE SAID The 50-year-old woman with fourchildren is currently receiving treatment at Nandom Hospital after she wastransferred from Tumu Hospital due to her worsening condition.
ASP Abanga the victim was among four women whohad gone into the bush to harvest a specific flower plants for meals and forsale in neighbouring Burkina Faso.
He said the suspects appeared from theopposite direction with one wielding a cutlass and attacked them.
ASP Abanga said three of the women were ableto escape, leaving the victim who got raped in turns by the attackers.
ASP Abanga said the three escapees reportedthe incident in their village and a search party was quickly formed and went tothe rescue of the following day.
He said the suspects are Nuhu Dauda, IddrisuMumuni and Amadu Bolai.
The Assemblyman of Nabulo Electoral Area whosaid the women hail from Inusah Nyame told the GNA that, “Picking of flowerplants is a usual activity among women in the area but the identity of theherdsmen are not known in the area”.
“What happened appears strange to all of us,”he added: “The victim is responding to treatment in Nandom”, he added.
Meanwhile, the police have confirmed that thecase has been transferred to the Upper West Regional Criminal InvestigationsDepartment of the Ghana Police Service in Wa for further investigations.