View Full Version : Mother Of Rape Victim Granted Bail

4th July 2011, 06:39 PM
An Accra circuit court on Monday granted bail to a trader whose 16-year-old daughter reported that she was raped by her own father. The court presided over by Mrs Georgina Mensah Datsa granted Margaret Amoako bail in the sum of GH¢10,000 to reappear on July 11 for the trial to commence.

Amoako was said to have aided and abetted her husband in the rape of their daughter. Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sarah Acquah told the court that the victim, who is a student in a second cycle institution, on May 18, made a complaint to the Domestic Violence and Victim Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service Accra about an alleged rape by her biological father, George Koffie.

The prosecutor said when the victim called her mother to report what her father had done, she asked her to come home to Burma Camp in Accra. When the victim arrived, her mother bought some drugs for her and told her not to disclose the ordeal to anyone as it would be a disgrace to the entire family. ASP Acquah said when the victim insisted on reporting the incestto the police the suspect locked her up in a room and beat her up to put fear into her.

When the victim finally reported the case to the Police, the suspect and some other people went to her school to force her to come and deny what she had already told the police. ASP Acquah said Amoako further went to see a witness in the case whom she begged to come and deceive the police that he was the person who rather had sex with the victim and not her father. The witness refused and reported the incident to the police.

Source: GNA