The timely intervention of the Kwahu Tafo Police saved a seven-year-old girl who had been chained to a pillar for over three days without food and water at Dobidi in the Kwahu East District.
The young girl, who was severely beaten by her father and step-mother resulting in bruises on her head and other parts of her body, got chained for refusing to go to the farm with the parents, and in their absence, eating the food her step-mother had prepared.
Chief Inspector Seth Ehuran, Police Station Officer, told the Ghana News Agency that last Sunday, his outfit received a complaint from a member of the Unit Committee that he had seen a child chained for over three days.
He said the police quickly followed up to the scene and saw the child chained to a wooden pillar looking frail with bruises on her body, but the parents were nowhere to be found.
Chief Inspector Ehuran said he quickly unchained the girl and rushed her to the Kwahu-Tafo Clinic, where she was treated and discharged.
He said after three days of searching for the parents, who had both been on the run, the step-mother, Afua Annorbea, finally reported to the Kwahu-Tafo Police on Tuesday morning and had since been handed over to the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit at Mpreaso.
Meanwhile, the seven-year-old girl has been handed over to the Social Welfare Department at Mpraeso to be taken care of while the police embark on further investigations and search of her father, Kwasi Asante.