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Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 22 March 2016


SHS Students Gang Rape Girl, 16

Two out of five senior high school graduates who allegedly ganged up to rape a 16-year-old junior high school student at Darkuman, Accra, have been arrested by personnel of the Kaneshie branch of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service.

The suspects include Seth Amoako, 18 years old and Kelvin Wood, 20.

The three others identified only as Evander, supposed boyfriend of the victim, Emmanuel and Desmond, are being wanted for by the police to assist in investigations.

Confirming the story to the media, the officer in-charge of the Kaneshie branch of DOVVSU, DSP Anita Abrokwa, said four of the suspects raped the victim in turns while another fondled her breasts.

The victim, she said, had been in a relationship with Evander for the past one year.

Sometime this year, the victim (name withheld) threatened the boyfriend that she was quitting the relationship.

DSP Abrokwa indicated that on March 10, 2016, at about 7:30 pm, Evander went to the victim’s house at Darkuman, upon realizing that the victim’s parents were not in town.

After a conversation, Evander requested that the victim escort him to Desmond’s house to collect his uniform.

The two went to Desmond’s room but instead of collecting his uniform as he claimed, Evander attempted to have sex with the victim but she resisted.

According to DSP Anita Abrokwa, Evander then got infuriated and left the room, leaving the victim alone.

Desmond, DSP Abrokwa said, entered the room under the pretext of coming to charge his mobile phone and three others – Seth, Kelvin Evander and Emmanuel – later arrived.

DSP Anita Abrokwa maintained that the four boys then pounced on the teenage girl and forcefully had sex with her in turns but Desmond, who claimed his organ could not erect, only fondled with the victim’s breasts.

After satisfying themselves sexually, the four bolted, leaving the victim in the room.

A report was later lodged with the police leading to the arrest of the two suspects.

Efforts are underway to apprehend the other three.

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