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General News of Thursday, 3 May 2018

Source: citinewsroom.com

Pregnant teen raped by robbers yet to receive medical attention

There are fears the medical condition of the 16-year-old wife of a herdsman with an eight-month pregnancy, reported to have been raped at gunpoint could worsen.

This is because four days after the incident, she has not been able to access any medical attention because of lack of funds.

She is worried she could contract a sexually transmitted disease as her attacker had unprotected sex with her. She was allegedly raped alongside a 14-year-old at gunpoint last Sunday at Budumburam near Kasoa in the Central Region when they were attacked by robbers.

The alleged rape victims, along with members of their families, were held hostage by 20 suspected robbers wielding guns and machetes.

The robbers, who carried out the operation between 10:00 pm and 4:00 am around the Bluerose Estate at Budumbumram, made away with a truckload of 20 cattle.

The owner of the cattle, one Mr. Dadebo, who the affected family expects to help out, is rather on a manhunt for his stolen cattle.

The Kasoa Divisional Police is however yet to speak on the matter four days on.

The victims have told Citi News that they are living in fear following their gruesome ordeal which they claimed the police have ignored.

Background

After assaulting 50-year-old Akosua Boatemaa, the mother of one of the rape victims, and her family, the robbers dragged them to the home of the 25-year-old herdsman by name Abdul Rahman who is the husband of the pregnant rape victim.

Abdul Rahman’s pregnant wife and parents-in-law, who were visiting, were all subjected to severe beatings, according to Akosua Boatemaa.

It was then that Akosua Boatemaa’s 14-year-old daughter was later raped by one of the robbers despite her protests, which were met with threats to rape her [Akosua Boatemaa].

The herdsman’s wife was also raped, while the five other robbers molested her afterwards.

Akosua Boatemaa said they reported the matter to the police after the incident, and later went to the hospital with a police medical report.

The owner of the cattle showed up at the hospital but was nowhere to be found when hospital bills had to be paid.