Man jailed for attempting rape to bar operator

Ibrahim Tetteh, a 34-year-old palm wine tapper, has been sentenced to six months imprison-ment in hard labour for indecently assaulting a 30-year-old drinking spot operator.

He pleaded guilty.

Prosecuting, Detective Chief Inspector Oscar Amponsah, told the court, presided over by Mr. Justice Michael Cudjoe, that the complainant operated a drinking spot at Dompim, and lived in the same neigbourhood with Tetteh, who was her customer.

According to Inspector Amponsah, about six months ago, Tetteh purchased, on credit, GH¢5 worth of local gin from the woman and promised to pay within the shortest possible time, but failed to do so.

He said two months later, the woman requested for the money from Tetteh, but he told her that he had only GH¢50 notes, so she should follow him to his house for it.

Inspector Amponsah said when they got home, Tetteh invited the complainant onto his room, locked the door, pulled her into his bed and attempted to rape her, but she resisted and struggled with him.

The prosecutor said, the convict demanded a kiss from the complainant before allowing her to leave his room and the complainant who needed her freedom complied and got freed.

She later made a report to the police and the accused was arrested and charged for attempted rape. —


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