12 December 2012

Ghana: Head Porter in Court for Rape and Robbery

A head porter is standing trial at an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly robbing and raping a 44 year old woman at gun point in the middle of the night. The accused person, Alhassan Abdul Kadril, is alleged to have acted together with two others who are currently at large.

They made away with 15 pieces of clothes, four pieces of lace, four leather wrist watches, a jewelry box gold chain, television deck and two mobile phones, which has a total value of GH¢5,035.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges of conspiracy to commit crime, robbery and rape before the court, presided over by Mr. Francis Obiri. The court has remanded him into custody to re-appear before the court on January 4, 2012.

The facts of the case are that on November at about 1:20am the accused person and two others, armed with two knives, a cutlass and a locally manufactured pistol broke into the complainant room had sexual intercourse with her and robbed her.

The Prosecutor DSP P.A Mokeh told the court that the accused person was involved in two separate robbery cases being investigated at the Dansoman police station.He said on November 28, 2012 the complainant identified the accused person who was in police custody as one of the robbers who attacked and robbed her on November 14, 2012.

According to him, during investigation, the accused person led the police to their hide out which he pointed out his accomplice Nabiu but upon Nabiu seeing the police, he bolted.

DSP Mokeh emphasized that the accused person however denied the offence in his investigation cautioned statement and mentioned one Sule, Nabiu and Toffic as the perpetrators of such heinous crime.

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