Police in the Northern Region have confirmed the arrest of one Lukeman Sanchi for allegedly raping a pregnant woman, ABC News can report.
The incident allegedly took place in the bush.
The pregnant woman is said to have gone to the bush to pasture her animals when the suspect appeared from nowhere and pounced on her.
According to the police, husband of the woman called the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) office to report that Lukeman Sanchi had allegedly forced himself on his wife.
He told the police Lukeman Sanchi allegedly came out from a nearby bush, pounced on his wife and forcibly had sex with her.
The police subsequently issued medical forms to the alleged victim for examination by a gynaecologist at the Tamale Teaching Hospital.
A statement from the police indicated that the hospital confirmed forceful entry of her reproductive system and added that the medical forms had been endorsed and returned to them.
The suspect is set to be arraigned before the court on Monday, 16 December 2019.