The police at Tease in the Afram Plains South District of the Eastern Region are keeping a 36-year-old man in custody for allegedly impregnating a minor.
Tenyo Kandabekuni alias Wareware, has been accused by the police of giving the 15-year-old girl some medicine in an attempt to abort the pregnancy.
The alleged medicine, according to deputy regional police spokesperson, Sgt. Francis Gamodo, was in the form of a concoction and after drinking it on the instruction of the suspect, the girl became unconscious.
He told DAILY GUIDE that the girl was rushed to the Ekye Amanfrom Presby Health Centre for treatment but the suspect bolted.
Sgt. Francis Gamodo said the Unit Committee Chairman for Boakyekrom, near Ekye Amanfrom, Madam Abeilla Banaa, who got the information, reported the matter to the police, leading to the arrest of Tenyo.
The police officer said that Tenyo had been charged with defilement and attempted abortion in the interim and that the police were preparing his docket for him to be arraigned before court.