Cabbie arrested for defiling daughter

•   Emmanuel Odenke Abbey, the suspect

• Emmanuel Odenke Abbey, the suspect

A taxi driver, who allegedly ad sexual intercourse with her 16-year-old daughter at Pobiman in the Ga West Municipal Assembly, has been arrested by the police.

Emmanuel Odenke Abbey, 44, was reported to have also impregnated the victim on two occasions and forced her to abort the pregnancies.

The suspect was said to have assaulted her daughter, a final Junior High School student, when she told her aunty about her ordeal.

Abbey lived with the daughter at Pobiman after divorcing his wife.

The Amasaman Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Cephas Coffie, who confirmed the story to The Ghanaian Times, said the victim asked his father to buy her books but he told her he would buy the books unless he had sex with her.

The Police Commander said the victim allowed the father to have sex with her, and this continued.

He said the victim told the police she became pregnant on two occasions and the father gave her medicine to take to terminate the pregnancy.

Chief Supt. Coffie stated that on March 7,the victim reported her ordeal to her aunty, who confronted the father adding that the issue made him angry and he assaulted the victim.

He said the victim bolted to another aunty and reported the issue to her, who informed her (victim) mother.

The Police Commander said the case was reported to the police and the suspect was arrested.

He said suspect was in police custody assisting in investigations after which he would be put before court for Incest.

By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi

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