Detective Chief Inspector Victor Dakey, Effutu Municipal Officer in charge of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU), has appealed to traditional rulers not to settle rape and defilement cases.
He said rape and defilement cases were crimes, which needed the attention of the police.
Chief Inspector Dakey made the appeal at a forum organised by Department of Psychology and Education (Guidance and Counseling) Practicum II-group three of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW).
The forum, attended by large numbers of people including chiefs and school children in the area, was on the topic: “The effects of domestic violence on pupils’ school outcome”.
Chief Inspector Dakey, who was a resource person, urged the chiefs to use their expertise to settle problems arising between couples.
Mr. Patrick Henry Arthur, the Vice-Chairman of the group, said a total of 2,305 domestic violence cases, were recorded in the Central Region in 2012.