Two of the suspects are on the run, according to the police.
The incident took place at Gomoa Nyanyano, near Kasoa in the Central region. The girls – all 15 years – were found in a depressed state and in pain in the room of one of the men, reports state-owned Graphic Online.
They could not walk and were crying consistently.
The Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mrs Effia Tenge told Graphic Online that the parents of the two girls who are school mates had reported to the Odorkor police in Accra on February 8, 2020, that their children who left their respective homes at Mallam for school at 6:30 am on February 7, 2020, had since not returned home and their whereabouts could not be traced.
The police in their investigations established that the girls left their school unceremoniously whilst class was still in session at about 11 am on the said day and met two of the men Seth and Senior at McCarthy Hills in Accra.
The men took them to the house of one of them where they had sexual intercourse with the girls and left them to their fate.
On the same day, an elder brother of one of the girls saw them loitering at the Mallam junction and questioned why they were not in school during that hour but they absconded when the brother tried to take them home for fear of being reprimanded.
The girls are said to have met the four men who have been arrested and they took them to Gomoa Nyanyano.
Later, the men brought the girls to Kasoa where they took turns to sexually abuse them.
Because the men lived in separate homes, they are said to have been transporting the girls from one destination to the other to have sexual intercourse with them.
After a week of going about their sexual escapades, one of the men, Samuel Otoo called an aunt of one of the girls on February 14, 2020, and informed her that the girls were lodging with him and they wanted clothes and money for their upkeep since they would be spending a month with him.
The information was provided to the police and a joint operation by the Gbawe Lafa Police and the Nyanyano District Police Command at about 10:30 am on February 14, 2020, led to the arrest of the four men from their separate homes in Kasoa.
Mrs Tenge said efforts were underway to get the other two men arrested while those arrested are being held for sexually exploiting the girls.
The girls on the other hand had been taken to the Police Hospital for medical examination while the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) would also provide psychological counselling to them.
Mrs Tenge urged parents to be responsible and constantly interact with their children, provide the needs of their children, discipline, supervise and take keen interest in issues that concern their children.
She said parents must not invest all their time in their work but also devote sometime to the up brining of their children and also not give their children the free will to do whatever they will as that led to child delinquency and they will become a problem to society.
She said DOVVSU also provided services such as psychological counselling to children who go wayward and parents could take advantage of such services.
Source: Daily Mail GH with additional files from Graphic Online