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General News Fri, 15 Jan 1999

Police hunt for unemployed man for alleged incest

Kumasi (Ashanti), 15 Jan. '99 -

The police are hunting for one Kwaku Manu who is suspected to have had an affair with his own daughter, at Yennyawoso in Kumasi. Manu, unemployed, was alleged to have had the affair with his 17-year-old daughter, an apprentice seamstress, on several occasions last year, resulting in two pregnancies which were aborted at a clinic at Bohyen-Ampabame, near Kumasi. Police Inspector Augustine Arthur of the Ashanti Regional Police Public Relations Directorate, who disclosed this to the Ghana News Agency in Kumasi, said the last time the suspect had an affair with his daughter was a week before a report was made at the Asawasi police on Saturday, January two.

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He said the mother of the victim is dead, and she is staying with her father and step-mother at Yennyawoso. During one of the sexual affairs when her step-mother was away attending a funeral, they were seen by her younger brother who was watching television at that time. Inspector Arthur said when his mother returned, the boy narrated what had happened to her. She then confronted her husband who could neither deny nor agree to the allegation. He said, as a result, the victim was sacked from the house and she went to stay with an aunt at Dichemso, also in Kumasi, whom she informed about the incident and a report made to the police. The suspect has since been on the run.

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