Court jails blind man for rape
A 23-year old blind man, who together with five other teenagers gang-raped an imbecile at Kwamang in the Sekyere Central District, has been sentenced to 60 months imprisonment in hard labour by a Kumasi Circuit Court.
Kwabena Asamoah pleaded guilty to the offence.
One of his accomplices, Yaw Osei, aged 16, was convicted and remitted to a Juvenile Court for sentence.
The others, Kwadwo Asiamah, 19, Kwasi Akom, 20, Kwame Poku, and Cudjoe, are however on the run.
Police Chief Inspector Comfort Baffour-Kyei told the Court presided over by Mr Justice Emmanuel Amoh-Yartey that the victim and the rapists live in the same community.
At about 2200 hours on September 27, the victim visited a friend and whilst returning home, a 14 year-old girl baited her with a gift of mobile phone and asked that she followed her to the house.
The girl led the victim straight into a room and quickly left.
Asamoah and his gang forcibly held her and took turns to sexually assault her.
Police Chief Inspector Baffour-Kyei said at a point she became tired and could no longer bear the pain. She therefore began shouting and this attracted some tenants in the house, who went into her rescue.
Asiamah, Akom, Poku and Cudjoe escaped through a window, while Asamoah and Osei were arrested and handed over to the police.