Crime & Punishment of Monday, 30 September 2013
Source: Daily Guide
A 50-Year-old fetish priest is languishing in the cells of the Prampram Police for sodomizing a 14-year-old Junior High School (JHS) student at Prampram in the Greater Accra Region.
Nii Martey, the suspect, was apprehended shortly before the Tema Circuit Court ‘A’ sentenced a 32-year pastor, Prince Mark Amoah alias Marvin Brown to 25 years’ imprisonment for sodomizing and infecting a 14-year-old boy with HIV/AIDS.
Narrating what led to the arrest of the fetish priest, a police source told DAILY GUIDE that in May 2013, the victim, a resident of Prampram visited his friend who is a nephew to the fetish priest.
The fetish priest, who saw the victim around his house, invited him and proposed love to him, but the boy turned him down.
The suspect later allegedly lured the victim into his room and forcibly had unnatural carnal knowledge of him.
After the act, the fetish priest allegedly warned the boy that he would die if he disclosed the unlawful act to anyone; and gave him GH¢10.
The fetish priest allegedly sodomised the boy again on three separate occasions, with the last incident taking place on August 8, 2013 during their annual Homowo festival.
The victim, after the last sexual encounter with the fetish priest, fell ill and upon interrogation by his elder brother, narrated his ordeal at the hands of the fetish priest, recounting the four separate times the man had sodomized him.
The boy’s father immediately lodged a complaint with the Prampram Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service, who issued a police medical report form for the boy to go to the Tema General Hospital for examination and treatment.
The medical report from the hospital indicated that the victim had tenderness around his anus but no abrasions were seen.
Nii Martey was subsequently apprehended, and during interrogation, strongly denied the offence, but explained that he occasionally gave the victim money as a Good Samaritan without any bad intentions.
The police have concluded investigations and are processing the suspect for court.