Saturday, 9 January 2016

I wasn’t gang raped; I agreed to have sex with them, 16-yr-old tells police

A 16-year-old Junior High School student shocked parents and police officers at Akyem Tafo District Police Command in Ghana when she openly admitted that she consciously allowed two Senior High School students to have sexual intercourse with her in a room.

According to Ghana’s Daily Heritage newspaper, she also denied the parents’ allegation of being gang raped by the students.
Three second cycle students of the Institute of Professional Studies at Akyem Kukurantumi in the Eastern Region were arrested by the Kukurantumi Police for allegedly gang-raping the 16- year-old Junior High School student.

The suspects were arrested late last year, but were later granted police enquiry bail after the shocking revelation by the victim.
The Daily Heritage gathered that the parents of the victim reported to the police that the three suspects had gang-raped the victim after holding her hostage for days.

Police investigations led to the arrest of the suspects who were trapped by the victim to spend the night with her again.
The suspects were kept in police custody for further investigations for prosecution to begin; however, during interrogation by the Criminal Investigations Department in the presence of the family of the victims, the victim explained that, one of the suspects was her boyfriend so after evening studies, she decided to pass the night in his room which he shares with his friends.
The victim admitted consciously having sexual intercourse twice with the boyfriend and once with his boyfriend’s friend in the absence of the boyfriend since she fell in love with him (friend to her boyfriend).

The victim, however, denied having sexual intercourse with the third suspect during police interrogation.
The Akyem Tafo District Police Commander, DSP Agyenim Boateng, told The Daily Heritage that, the victim even though admitted having sexual intercourse with the two suspects, was not forced, hence, rendering the “ingredient of rape negligible to substantiate because it clearly appears to be a sexual intercourse which was consented to by the parties involved, therefore, it would be unreasonable to continuously detain the suspects.”

The police, thus, granted the suspects police enquiry bail with surety, while the docket is being prepared to the Attorney General’s office for advice.


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