Suspects in gang-rape case granted bail

The six men who allegedly took turns to have sex with a Junior High School girl at Ehi, in the Ketu North District of the Volta Region  and filmed the act, have been granted bail by the Aflao Circuit Court.

The bail bond for each accused person was in the sum of GH¢5,000 with two sureties, one of whom  must be a government employee.

This was after the prosecution told the Aflao Circuit Court that the docket on the case had been forwarded to the Attorney General’s Department for advice.

The accused, who appeared before the court again last Tuesday, are Julius Donkor alias Kapaya, 21; Paul Agumazor alias Paulzor, 22 and Joshua Kpeli alias Stigma, 21.

The rest are Innocent Alevi alias Clerk, 19; Francis Sabla alias China, 19 and Miwoekpor Agbenyagah, alias Agbey, 20.

They have all pleaded not guilty to rape.

The initial charge of defilement preferred against them was changed to rape after it emerged that the alleged victim was 16 years old.

It also emerged that Kpeli did not take part in the sex acts, but kept watch over the school park to alert the other suspects in case someone was passing by.

Inspector Martin Egyir has told the court, presided over by Mr.  Ali Baba Abature, that at about 10 pm on January 22 the victim (name withheld) was returning home from a funeral at Ehiga, a suburb of Ehi, and Kpeli, offered to escort her home since it was late in the night.

Unknown to the girl, Kpeli had already signaled the other suspects to follow them.

The court heard that on reaching the Caledzi ‘C’ School, the suspects dragged the helpless girl into one of the classrooms and forced her to lie in a supine position on one of the desk before they took turns to have sex with her.

While the girl was going through the ordeal, the prosecution said that Agumazor, at one stage, used his cellular phone to record the sexual acts.

From Alberto Mario Noretti, Aflao

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