DOVSU rescues 2 girls from marriage

The Ashanti Regional Police Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) has rescued two under-aged girls from forced marriages, following a tip-off.

The pair are both Senior High School (SHS) students from Northern Ghana.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Susanna Dery, Deputy Ashanti Regional Commander of the Unit, who said this to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Kumasi said they moved in to save one of the victims a day before she was to be married off in Kumasi.

The other girl had just been married and sent to Accra, but they managed to trace, free and get her back to school.

DSP Dery said their parents had been arrested and were assisting in police investigations.

She indicated that DOVVSU was “very vigilant” and would not relent in its effort to deal with all cases of child abuse to give more protection to children.

She advised parents to avoid giving out or forcing their under-age girls into early marriages

– GNA

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