Kofi Aduobi, a 87-year-old man, is in the grip of the law for allegedly raping a 79-year-old bed-ridden woman in her room at Aburi-Akuapem in the Eastern Region.
The accused who pleaded not guilty, was denied bail when he made his first appearance at the Mampong Akuapem Magistrates’ Court.
His counsel filed an application for bail pending trial at an Accra Human Rights High Court, but the court set July 2, 2015 to rule on the application.
Aduobi was said to have taken advantage of Madam Helena Okyere when her children went to the market.
The prosecution said the victim could not speak after the alleged rape, and her condition had worsened.
The court heard that Okyere and Aduobi could not appear in court due to ill-health.
Prosecuting, Inspector W.K Boateng told the court that Aduobi and Okyere were natives of Akuapem.
He said on May 23, 2015, at about 2 p.m., the complainant, who was the victim’s son entered into the mother’s room where he found Aduobi having sex with her.
He said the complainant and others assaulted the accused, and later handed him over to the police.
The prosecutor said when Aduobi was quizzed; he said he had been having sex with Okyere since 1996 because she was his girlfriend.
He said the accused claimed the sexual intercourse was consensual, adding that he had witnesses to testify that they were intimate friends.
Inspector Boateng said the police were yet to receive the medical report of the victim.
Meanwhile, Aduobi is currently receiving medical attention at the Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital.
By Malik Sullemana