Fourteen herdsmen have been arrested is a special Police operation carried out by the Formed Police Unit (FPU), together with personnel from the Central East Police Regional Command.
The operation was to manhunt for suspected herdsmen alleged to have defiled a 13-year-old girl at Gomoa Adzintem in the Central Region.
A statement released by the Police, dated August 28, 2021, and signed by the Ag. Director-General, Public Affairs, Ghana Police Service, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Kwesi Ofori, said the special operation also led to the retrieval of two single barrel and two pump action guns as well as 49 AA ammunitions.
According to the Police, identification parade will be conducted in the community to identify the “real suspects in that dastardly act on a teenager to face justice”.
The arrest if the fourteen herdsmen follows a complaint filed by the father of the defiled teenager, Kwabena Quaye, at the Gomoa Dominase District Police Command.
Quaye, himself a victim of assault by the herdsmen, had told the Police how his daughter was gang-raped and shot in the hand by four herdsmen when they resisted a robbery attack on them at Adzintem.