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DOVVSU records 480 cases from January -June in Brong-Ahafo

By Regina Benneh, GNA

Sunyani, July 26, GNA
– The Brong-Ahafo Regional Office of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support
Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service, has recorded 480 cases from January
to June.

The figure signified
an increase of 195 cases more than 285 that was recorded in the same period in
2016, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Setina Aboagye, the Head of the
Unit told the Ghana News Agency in an interview on Wednesday in Sunyani.

She noted that the
number of males who were now reporting cases of assault and abuse against them
by their female partners was encouraging as 35 men were included in the figure
within the period under review.

She said the reported
cases include abandoned infants, assault, causing damage, causing harm, defrauding
by false pretence, deprivation of property, non- maintenance, stealing, threat
of death, unlawful ejection and unlawful removal of a child.

DSP Aboagye said the
Unit was not established for only females and children but for all manner of
people who were being cheated or abused in diverse ways by either their
spouses, relatives or non-family members.

She said her outfit
was always ready to give fair hearing to whoever reported a case of injustice
to him/her.

DSP Aboagye said
non-maintenance was 128 cases, assault- 85, kidnapping- 28, threat of death-
22, abduction- 21, non-acceptance of pregnancy- 15, defilement- 16, missing
persons, nine, defrauding by false pretence, seven, causing damage- six,
causing harm- five, unlawful entry, two and abortion- one.

She said seven of the
cases were awaiting trial at the Court, 58 were closed whilst 413 were still
under investigations.

DSP Aboagye expressed
worry about highest rate of non-maintenance cases in the Region.

She said the Unit was
educating the parents, especially fathers to understand the need to cater for
their children for them to become useful citizens but not a burden on the
society.

GNA

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