The Accra Regional Police Command is investigating John Arthur, a 45-year-old painter from Race Course in the Accra suburb of Sowutuom, for allegedly defiling a kindergarten girl.
On August 28, 2021, at approximately 3:00 p.m., the victim, a KG2 student, and her 8-year-old brother were playing around their house when they came across the suspect, who was seated in front of a nearby shop.
According to the police, while carrying the victim onto his laps, John Arthur allegedly offered the victim’s brother his phone to play a game.
According to police, the suspect defiled the victim while the victim’s brother was distracted by a video game.
A neighbor, unbeknownst to the suspect, was watching his performance from a safe distance.
He captured the entire incident on video and rushed to the victim’s aid. In addition, he notified the victim’s parents.
The suspect was apprehended by the suspect’s parents and other neighbors, and a complaint was filed with the Sowutuom Police Station.
At the police station, suspect John Arthur denied defiling the victim.
The investigation is still underway, and efforts are being made to apprehend the suspect.