Police in the Northern Regional capital, Tamale are holding a 28-year-old teacher for impregnating his 14-year-old pupil.

The girl was also forced by the teacher to abort her pregnancy.

David Ananga who is a former teacher of the EP Primary School in Tamale is said to have defiled nine other girls during school hours.

The teacher reportedly went into hiding after the incident was reported in October.

But the police discovered and smoked him out of his hideout with his accomplices last week.

He faces two charges of defilement and unlawful abortion while his accomplice Fredrick Akoto has been charged with permitting defilement on his premises. 

Northern Regional Coordinator of DOVVSU, ASP Emmanuel Holortu told Joy News the school authority and the doctor who administered the abortion are also being investigated.