Five-year-old girl defiled by cousin dies

Five-year-old girl defiled by cousin dies

The five-year-old girl who was defiled by her 19-year-old cousin in Kumasi has died.

Five-year-old girl defiled by cousin dies

Afia died at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital on Saturday, according to a report by myjoyonline.com.

She had been diagnosed with cystitis after Kofi Dapaah, 19, reportedly defiled her on countless occasions when her parents travelled to the Upper West Region for a funeral and left her in his care. Kofi Dapaah has been jailed 24 years for the crime.

The condition, an infection of the bladder, made it difficult for her to walk or pass waste.

X-rays also reportedly revealed that she was suffering from an intestinal obstruction and that she would have to undergo two separate surgeries estimated at GH¢15,000 to correct.

Although doctors said the first surgery carried out a month ago was successful, Afia's condition is said to have deteriorated, leading to her death.

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