The Ghana Police Service says it has interdicted Lance Corporal Emmanuel Bartels, for allegedly defiling and impregnating a twelve year old girl.
Lance Corporal Emmanuel Bartels allegedly defiled and impregnated the girl seven months ago.
Lawyer for the victim, Francis Sosu in a press conference with the family on Thursday, accused the police service of attempts to shield the Officer, who is believed to be highly connected politically.
But the Accra Regional Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Effia Tenge, says the suspect, Lance Corporal Emmanuel Kwamena Bartels, has been interdicted.
She told TV3 the case has been forwarded to the Attorney-General’s department, denying claims the police are attempting to cover up the incident.
There are however conflicting reports about the victim’s age with some sources in the police claiming she is 17 and not 12 as being reported.