Police nab one in ‘rape case’

muhammed alhassan IGP (10)The Police have arrested one person suspected to be connected to the alleged abduction and rape of the Y fm broadcaster, Adaezie Onyinye-chie Ayoka, Alias Ada.

The suspect, Nelson Williams, 18, a painter, was arrested at Abossey Okai, in Accra on April 14, a day after the broadcaster’s nude pictures went viral on social media.

Ayoka was said to have been abducted and raped by five men in Accra, and her nude pictures were taken by the suspects who circulated it on social media.

Addressing the media, the Accra Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mrs. Effia Tenge said the police were investigating the case, adding that “So far the findings portray that of a mixed reaction and Williams has denied sexually assaulting Ayoka,”.

She said Williams told the police that, everything that happened on the said date was with the consent of Onyinyechie.

According to her, Onyinyechie asked him,(Williams) to take pictures of her nakedness that were to be sent to her boyfriend who had jilted her for another girlfriend.

She said, the pictures were to convince her ex-boyfriend that his new girlfriend was behind the sexual assault.

Mrs. Tenge said Williams claimed to be a friend of Onyinyechie, and denied being paid for the role he played in the drama.

She added that the incident happened in Accra at a hotel, and not Koforidua as being circulated on social media.

ASP Tenge said that Onyinye-chie was currently in a traumatic condition and unable to tell her side of the story, adding that she was being examined both physically and mentally at the hospital, after which the police would have the opportunity to interrogate her for a clearer side of the incident.

“As a law enforcement agency, the police is very careful with the findings so far and would like to state that no matter the developments, it would not compromise with professionalism and will stand by the law,” Mrs. Tenge said.

Furthermore, she said all suspects implicated in the incident which tend to beat the imagination of the average human mind, would be arraigned before court.

“With the court being the arbiter of justice, we believe the various actors in the case would be given fair grounds for them to tell their stories,” she added.

Mrs. Tenge said the police would at all times investigate thoroughly, all cases bordering on abuses against women, the aged and vulnerable in the society to its logical conclusion, and offenders brought to book.

By Agnes Opoku Sarpong    

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