A 22-year-old man has been apprehended by the Upper West regional police CID for allegedly sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl in Wa.
The incident took place on Saturday afternoon within an unfinished building situated in the Banmaarayiri community.
According to the child’s mother, she had sent her daughter to attend Arabic classes that Saturday morning. However, when the child did not return as expected, the mother grew concerned and began searching for her.
She discovered her daughter at the uncompleted building, where she witnessed the 22-year-old man, who was partially dressed, in a compromising situation with the child.
In response, the mother raised an alarm, and concerned neighbors swiftly intervened, managing to apprehend the suspect.
The police were alerted and subsequently took the suspect into custody. The young girl was promptly transported to the Wa Municipal Hospital for a medical examination.
The police have initiated an investigation into the incident.