Friday, May 31, 2013
Rapist, accomplices remanded in custody (May 31, 2013 - published on www.graphic.com.gh)
An alleged rapist, Collins Takyi, and his two accomplices have been remanded in custody by the Accra Circuit Court, presided over by Mr Ebenezer Osei Darko.
Takyi, an electrician, allegedly raped two sisters at gunpoint while on a robbery operation with the two others at Adenta in Accra.
The two are Emmanuel Kwasi Aidoo, unemployed, and Darlington Tamakloe, a plumber.
They have each been charged with two counts of conspiracy and robbery. Takyi faces two additional charges of rape and defilement.
All have pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Takyi, who committed the offence on May 17, 2013, forcibly had sex with the two sisters in the presence of their younger brother.
According to the police, Takyi scared the girls, aged 15 and 17, with a gun and a knife and succeeded in defiling them.
Prosecuting, Assistant Superintendent of Police Mr Reindorf Agyemang informed the court that Takyi broke into the house of the complainant, who was then asleep with his entire family, and subsequently entered the bedroom of the two girls.
Takyi forcibly had sex with the two sisters in turn, while Aidoo and Tamakloe kept watch from outside a window.
After the act, Takyi took three tins of Nido, a tin of Milo and some assorted drinks and bolted.
The incident was subsequently reported to the police, who arrested Aidoo in the course of their investigations.
Aidoo in turn mentioned Takyi as the one who had raped the two sisters while he (Takyi) and Tamakloe stood outside.
Investigations are ongoing.