To prevent cases of pregnant mad women on the streets living in the society with no clue as to the men who impregnated them, the Divisional Coordinator for the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) at Ashaiman, ASP Jennifer Bolah, has called for public vigilance.
She noted that the issue which is an age long challenge is heartbreaking and needs the cooperation of all stakeholders as the Police alone could not be everywhere to monitor all happenings.
This follows a publication in the June 30-July 6 edition of The Spectator which reported a story of some mad women in the Ashaiman municipality who looked very sick and helpless.
She said no one could tell for a fact who makes such women pregnant; that is if it is other insane persons or not but “we live in a society where everything is possible” and said it would not be surprising if it turns out that some respectable people in the society are the brain behind it.
She said under the laws of the country, all persons, sane or insane have equal rights to feel comfortable and protected and therefore no one has the right to take advantage of such persons because they are homeless and appear helpless.
ASP Bolah condemned relations who have decided to look on unconcerned as one of their own walks about and is exploited in such unfortunate manner and appealed to them to act more responsibly.
She disclosed that handling such cases is a daunting task as it has serious repercussions on the state institutions, the mother and child and the entire society since they will have to be given extra care by way of provision of their basic needs while the people who committed the offence walked about freely.
The Divisional Commander for DOVVSU said since the Police also thrive on information from the public, “they should keep their eyes widely open” to monitor people who are often seen around such vulnerable women so that in such events they could report them.
She said people must learn to take responsibilities for their actions to maintain mother and child and assured the public that their doors are opened for concerns and information that could lead to dealing with such issues.
Source: The Spectator
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