13.10.2007 General News

Lack of ‘Chop money’ tops violent cases

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The Ashanti Regional Office of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) has received 264 cases for September, this year out of which 33 are defilement and 165 for Non-Maintenance.

A statement Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mr Freeman Tettey, Public Relations Officer, DOVVSU said there were three cases each for attempted rape, incest and abduction and the Region also recorded one case each of sodomy and bigamy.

Forty-eight domestic cases were also reported at the Brong Ahafo office of DOVVSU.

Of this, 17 are non-maintenance, six defilement and one rape. Cases of unlawful child removal is two.

The statement said, at the Tema Regional Office, 99 cases were reported of which 23 were for non-maintenance, one abortion, six rape and five abduction cases.

Upper West Region received 28 cases which included five non-maintenance, two abduction and three defilement.

Central Region recorded 141 cases and that included five defilement, two criminal abortion, four child stealing and 88 non-maintenance cases.

Source: GNA

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