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Crime & Punishment of Saturday, 30 May 2015

Source: Daily Guide

Robber rapes student on campus

A female student of Saint Dominic Senior High School (SHS) at Wadie Adwumakase in the Ashanti Region, has allegedly been raped by a suspected robber at gun-point.

Kwadwo Dwamena, the alleged rapist, reportedly dragged the victim (name withheld) to the back of a dormitory and forcibly unleashed his libido on her on a heap of sand.

This was when Dwamena and his two other cohorts, purportedly wielding two locally manufactured pistols, stormed the school on a robbery expedition on May 21, 2015.

Nine female students, including the raped victim, had their mobile phones, cash and provisions taken away by the robbers.

Police acted swiftly upon receiving a distress call, by rushing to the scene to arrest Dwamena, who was holding a locally made pistol with a cartridge in its chamber.

Dwamena, upon interrogations, led the police to arrest Osei Kwabena and Dominic Frimpong, who he claimed were his accomplices.

ACP Ampofo Duku, Deputy Ashanti Regional Police Commander, made the disclosure during a press conference in Kumasi on Thursday.

According to him, the robbers invaded a dormitory in the school around 10:30 pm when the students were asleep.

At gun-point, he said, the hoodlums ordered the fear-stricken female students to surrender their mobile phones, cash and provisions, amid threats and beatings.

In the course of robbing the students, Dwamena allegedly dragged one of the students outside and forcibly subjected her to rounds of sexual bouts.

The police officer said personnel rushed to the scene to arrest Dwamena immediately upon the distress call.

Five mobile phones, two tins of Ideal Milk and assortment of washing powder believed to have been stolen from the students, were found on the suspects later.

Dwamena and Frimpong in their respective caution statements, admitted to the offence but Osei Kwabena denied it.

Police are still investigating the case, the Deputy Ashanti Regional Commander disclosed.