George Andrew, a 28-year-old unemployed and Maxwell Peter, aged 34 a trader were on Monday remanded into police custody by Keta Circuit Court for kidnapping and raping their employer’s daughter aged 19 at Aflao in the Volta Region.
They were charged for conspiracy, kidnapping and assault. Andrew however had an additional charge for rape, with Peter charged additionally for abetment.
Their pleas were not taken and they would be brought before the Court again on September 16, 2019.
Mr Michael Akemo, a Detective Police Inspector of Aflao who is prosecuting the case, told the Court presided over by Mr Kwame Poulley that both suspects from Delta State, Nigeria, lived in the same room at Akatsi, in the Akatsi South District of the Volta Region.
He said on April 21, 2019 Mansaray took her family and the accused out for Easter picnic at Aflao Low-Cost beach during which the suspects requested to eat Pizza. The complainant gave the suspects and the victim GH¢30 for the Italian traditional dish.
Andrew, Peter and the victim then left for the Pizza at a nearby food joint at the beach, but all three failed to return even after sunset making the complainant panic having fruitlessly searched for them.
For over four months, the accused persons kept calling the complainant on various phone numbers, some Nigerian and others falsely directing her to one place or another where she could find them.
Mr Akemo said the complainant accordingly traveled to Lome in Togo then to Nigeria and back to Sunyani in Bono Region in Ghana on a wild goose chase, during which the two also demanded a 2.5 million Naira ransom to release the victim.
He said it was until August 8 this year when for no apparent reason, the suspects brought the victim to Aflao, sent her to secretly spy on her mother, the complainant.
The victim managed to escape and the two sensing danger bolted before the victim could return with people to where they stood.
According to him, the victim then revealed that the suspects kidnapped her to Akatsi and that at the food joint for the Pizza, Andrew gave her a malt drink only for her to regain her consciousness the following morning finding herself naked in the suspects’ room.
According to her, they refused to let her go out in the entire months of her captivity, amidst being raped constantly by Andrew, who also took a nude picture of her and threatened to send it viral if she revealed their act or run away.
Mr Akemo said the accused persons were subsequently picked up at their Akatsi hideout by the police upon a tip-off and handed over to the Aflao Police
The Prosecutor therefore pleaded with the court to remand them in police custody for further investigations into the matter
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