It is emerging that the Fire Officer whose genital was bitten, has claimed that the lady is his girlfriend, a claim she has strongly disputed.
Eric Ansah, the Techiman Municipal Fire Officer in the Brong-Ahafo Region, reportedly told the police in his statement that his subordinate who bit his penis is his girlfriend.
The Fire Officer, who has been suspended over the alleged sexual escapade, reportedly had his penis bitten by his female subordinate, whose name was given as Ataa Takyi, 24.
But the lady has told the police that the fireman attempted to rape her in the early hours of Saturday at her residence in Techiman.
As a result, the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has sharply reacted to the reported sexual misconduct of the officer by suspending him.
Following the media report, Chief Fire Officer, Albert Brown Gaisie, is said to have directed the Brong-Ahafo Regional Fire Command to suspend the officer in question for allegedly sexually assaulting the lady who is a subordinate employed under the Youth In Fire module of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA).
The fire lady told DAILY GUIDE that at about 12.20 am last Saturday, she heard a knock on her door and went to open it only to see Mr. Ansah (her boss) standing there with a large plastic bag.
She said when she asked him why he was there at that time of the night, the officer told her that he wanted to bring her some dirty clothes to wash for him.
According to Ataa, when she collected the bag and turned to enter her room, the fire chief followed her and sat on one of the chairs in the room.
She said when she asked him to leave the room because she was going to bed, her boss refused to do so.
Instead, the lady claimed the officer began fondling her breasts and pulling her cloth.
She said she complained bitterly but the officer told her that as the municipal fire officer, he could get whatever he wanted and so she should give in.
“I resisted initially and later he threatened me saying he is the commander and so anything he wants he gets it; and because he said that I got scared he would do something bad to me,” Ataa narrated.
“Being afraid of losing my job, I decided to give in with a different motive to defend myself.
“I told him I am ready and so he should do whatever he wants to do with me; but after romancing with him for three minutes, I grabbed his penis and bit it hard,” according to Ataa.
She said the officer collapsed as blood was oozing from his manhood.
She said she realised he was bleeding and feared he could lose his life and therefore called for help, adding that Mr Ansah was taken to the Dr Kesse Hospital at Techiman for medical attention.
He was treated and discharged.
The Deputy Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Fire Service, Prince Billy Anaglatey, said even though the Regional Fire Service had not officially lodged a complaint with the national headquarters, they had asked that the officer in question be suspended for now.
Speaking to pulse.com, he said, “We have not received any official report from anybody, but quickly the Chief Fire Officer has directed the Brong-Ahafo Regional Commander to immediately suspend the Municipal Fire Officer who has been mentioned in the case.”