Man, 70, rapes, murders girl

Ben AddaiIt was a gory incident at Aboaso, near Ntonso in the Ashanti Region, on Saturday, when a 70-year-old retired teacher allegedly stabbed a 16-year-old girl at his house.

The man, Ben Addai, was said to have forcibly had sex with the girl, a Form Two student of the Asante Juapong Junior High School, whom she accused of collecting money from him but denying him sex.

After the incident, he stabbed the girl with a knife and attempted to escape, but luck eluded him as he was spotted at Adum, the hub of business in Kumasi. He was then arrested and handed over to the police.

A police source at Mam-ponteng where the suspect is being kept in custody, confirmed the arrest to The Ghanaian Times, saying the police had begun serious investigations into the case, and therefore, would not give any details.

Some eye-witnesses, who pleaded anonymity, claimed that the girl revealed to them that the suspect had been demanding sex from her any time he saw her.

According to the eye-witnesses, they used to see the girl with the suspect chatting together, outside his house.

However, in the early hours of Saturday at about 5 a.m., they claimed they saw the girl coming out from the suspect’s room naked, and visibly shaking with her intestines gushing out.

One of the neighbours, a male, said they attended to the girl but realising that her condition was serious, rushed her to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), where she died few minutes later.

A report was lodged with the police, but the suspect collected a few belongings of his and attempted to escape. He was spotted at Adum and arrested.

From Kingsley E. Hope, Kumasi

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