Farmer remanded for raping woman

DCOP Ken Yeboah, Ashanti Regional Police Commander.

DCOP Ken Yeboah, Ashanti Regional Police Commander.

A Tarkwa circuit court has remanded a 38-year-old farmer, Musah Alaaba, for allegedly raping a woman at Eshireso, near Bogoso, in the Prestea Huni/Valley District.

The accused, whose plea was not taken, would reappear on August 25.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Juliana Essel-Dadzie told the Ghana News Agency that the victim, a mother of four, lives with her husband at a cottage at Eshireso

The court heard that three months ago Alaaba who resides in the same area with the victim, has been demanding sex from her.

ASP Essel-Dadzie said, this year, Alaaba asked the victim to accompany him to his farm so she would help him ‘crack’ his cocoa pods.

The victim agreed and whilst working on Alaaba’s farm, Alaaba told her that she had committed an abomination and needed to undergo rituals to purify the gods.

On June 17, ASP Essel-Dadzie said Alaaba and the victim went to the farm alone with the view of performing the ritual.

He then prepared a concoction and asked the victim to drink, after which he instructed her to remove her dress to apologize to the gods of the land.

ASP Essel -Dadzie said after the victim had completed this ritual, A;laaba sent her to Eshireso and convinced her that the gods said they should have sexual intercourse else her four children would die and she would go mad.

Prosecution said the victim allowed the Alaaba to have sex with her.

ASP Essel–Dadzie said Alaaba was arrested when the victim informed her husband about her ordeal, and he reported the case to the police in Bogoso.

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