Man Rapes Mad Woman
A 29-year-old steel bender, Mr. David Kwasi Babiye is standing trial accused of raping a 30-year-old mentally challenged woman in Teshie.
The accused has been charged with having canal knowledge with an imbecile. The mentally challenged lady has been regularly visiting the Accra Psychiatric Hospital for treatment for the past five years.
Briefing The Finder newspaper, Mr. Awudi Mathias, the investigator on the case, said the incident took place on June 30 this year. The investigator said the victim’s father, Mr. Emmanuel Kofi Prah, discovered that the victim (name withheld) left the house and did not return that day.
He therefore asked neighbours to be on the lookout for his daughter. The following day, July, 2013, a neighbour told the father of the victim that her daughter was seen in the room of the accused, Mr. Babiye. Father of the victim and the neighbour proceeded to the accused person’s room and arrested the accused together with the victim.
The victim and the accused were then sent to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit of the Kpeshie Divisional Police Commend at Nungua where a complaint was lodged against the accused.
The police issued a medical form to the victim, who was sent to hospital and it was confirmed that the victim was raped.
The victim told the investigator that the accused person invited her into his room and forced her into having several rounds of sex with her until she was rescued by her father the following day.