Bechem PRESEC gang-rape: Victim’s mother appeals for justice

 The mother of a 15-year-old Form One stu­dent of Bechem Presbyterian Senior High School (PRESEC) who was allegedly gang-raped by six final year students of the school has appealed to the Police to be expeditious in their investigations for justice to prevail.

The Police at Bechem in the Tano South Munic­ipality of Ahafo Region have arrested and placed three of the suspects in custody and launched a manhunt for the other three who are currently on the run.

The arrested suspects are Agyem Frimpong, Emmanuel Ankama and one Osman. Another ac­complice, Kyeremaa Hamida, a female final year student who aided the suspects to commit the crime is also in Police custody, assisting investiga­tions.

The sad incident happened last Saturday, (Feb­ruary 10) around 9:30pm, when the accomplice Hamida allegedly lured the unsuspecting victim (name withheld) to a dilapidated structure, near the girl’s dormitory where the suspects gang-raped her, the Ghana News Agency (GNA) learnt.

A reliable source at the Bechem Police Station confirmed the story and added the suspects were yet to be arraigned for court. Speaking in an interview with the GNA, Mrs Victoria Otu, the vic­tim’s mother, said the condition of her daughter had worsened and appealed for justice to prevail.

“The school authority rang to inform me about the incident and what we need now is to seek jus­tice for our child,” she stated. A medical report from the Duayaw-Nkwanta St. John of God Cath­olic Hospital sighted by the GNA confirmed the victim had been raped.

Narrating her ordeal, the victim told the GNA she was lying on her bed when the suspect Hami­da approached and asked her to “see her out­side.”

“When we got outside, she told me to follow her to the drying-line area and upon reaching the place she handed me over to the six boys who were standing behind the structure and all of them forcibly had sex with me,” she stated. —GNA

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