Update: Police officer allegedly rapes JHS 1 student

The family  of a 15-year-old girl in Agevedzi in the Ketu South District of the Volta Region has accused a police officer there of raping the girl. They have further accused the police service of inaction, following the accusation.

Lance Corporal Paul Addo, who has denied the offence, is said to have forcibly had sex with the victim after he invited her into his room on the pretext of returning her mobile phone which he had earlier seized.

Narrating her ordeal to JoyNews, the victim explained that the Lance Corporal had ‘arrested’ her and locked her up behind bars, allegedly at the request of her brother and for an undisclosed offence.

The JHS1 student explained that after her release, the officer asked her to come by his house the following day to retrieve her mobile phone, which he had seized.

According to her, she complied with his request but on arrival at his house, he asked her to follow him into his room to collect the phone.

Upon entering the room, she says, the policeman grabbed her from behind and forcibly had sex with her.

She eventually reported the matter to her mother, after which a formal complaint was made against the policeman.

The family of the girl has expressed surprise at the failure of the police service to arrest the alleged rapist, over a week after they reported the matter.

They have appealed to the police to detain the officer.

Responding to the concerns, Ketu South Municipal Police Commander, Superintendent Augustine Luguyare assured that investigations are still ongoing and that the matter is being forwarded to the Attorney General for advice.

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