Teacher Absconds, After Impregnating Girl

The Brong Ahafo Regional Police Command is looking for a teacher who has absconded after impregnating a 14-year-old pupil at Mitumi near Sankore in the Asunafo South District.

Briefing the Ghana News Agency in Sunyani on Tuesday, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Christopher Tawiah, the Regional Police Public Relations Officer, said the teacher attempted to abort the pregnancy and this had resulted in complications.

He said the girl, in a serious condition, was on admission at the Sankore Health Centre.

ASP Tawiah said the suspect, James Kuso, 30, was a Class Five teacher at the Sankore District Assembly Primary School and the girl was in his class.

He said the teacher had been defiling the girl for some time, realized she was pregnant for four months and decided to abort it. He travelled with the girl to Sunyani for the act without the knowledge of her parents.

ASP Tawiah said on February 25 at about 0700 hours the girl’s father, Mr Sarfo Boadu, reported to the police at Sankore of their missing daughter, adding that she was later found in the teacher’s room.

Mr Tawiah said the case was reported to the Police but he had escaped when Police went to his house.

He appealed to the public to volunteer information which could lead to the arrest of suspect for prosecution.