Police assist acid victim with GH¢32,000

The Ghana Police Service yesterday in Accra presented cash of GH¢32,000 to a victim who suffered acid attack last year.

The money would cater for the air travel, medical and accommodation expenses of Henrietta Amoah, a 32-year-old seamstress, who was doused in acid by his boyfriend, George Asare Inno (at large) in acid, a week to her wedding.

The amount was contributions from personnel of the service.

The Director-General of Welfare, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Bright Oduro, who made the presentation, said GH¢70,400 would be needed for treatment of the victim in Switzerland.

DCOP Oduro said the former Inspector General of Police, Mr. Alhassan Mohammed, donated seed money of GH¢5,000 and personnel were urged to contribute to support the victim.

“There is the need to give a helping hand to the victim because the father of the victim is a retired Chief Inspector of the Service while the mother is currently a civilian employee with the service,” DCOP Oduro said.

He appealed to corporate organisations,and philanthropists to donate towards the treatment of the victim through 0244331936 or 0277813150, mobile phone numbers.

The father of the victim, Chief Inspector (Rtd) Stephen Amoh, commended the personnel of the service for the initiative.

He said the Police Service had supported the daughter, paying her medical bills while on admission.

He appealed to other organisations, churches, and non-governmental organisations, to support the daughter.

By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi

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