Family of 14-year-old allegedly defiled, appeals for justice

The family of a 14-year-old girl, who was allegedly defiled by a Yemeni, Mohammed Ould Ibrahim, also known as (aka) Omar Mohammed, in 2017, have expressed worry about the seeming neglect of the non-prosecution of the suspect, almost two years after the incident.

Omar Mohammed after the alleged defilement at Haatso in Accra in December 2017, was initially granted bail of GH₵30,000.00, and was to be reporting to the police pending the conclusion of investigations.

The docket was later forwarded to the Attorney General’s Department (A-G) and the AG advised that further investigations should be conducted into the matter.

But the whereabouts of the suspect, who is believed to holding a Malian passport in addition to the one from Yemen, is unknown.

The two people, who stood sureties for the suspects, whose names are being withheld, could not trace the suspect.

Sources say the police are struggling to get the sureties to produce the suspect, Mohammed Ould Ibrahim, who is now a wanted man because the court had issued a warrant for his arrest , a police source said. 

The situation has become a source of worry for the family of the girl, who are saying they are being denied justice.

Since last year, the family has been raising issues with the way the police has handled the case.

The family is claiming their lives are in danger, because the suspect is still at large and even said that men suspected to be close to the suspect allegedly launched an attack on the family as well as a Ghanaian businessman, Hassan Zein, who was leading the fight for justice for the victim.

Speaking at a press conference in Accra, a private legal practitioner, Justice Abdulai of Crown Legal Bureau who is the lawyer for Zein Security stated that men allegedly close to the suspect are using death threat to run down his client.

According to the lawyer, the businessman managed to get the suspect arrested after the matter was reported to the Madina Police in Accra but he was shortly released and has since been at large.

According to the lawyer, the suspect is believed to be hiding in Mali or Benin.

The family appealed passionately to the heads of the security agencies to intervene and let justice prevail.

Bt Times Reporter

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