I Was Dazed Says Sex Vibrator Victim


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Queenie Akuffo (right)

The 22-year-old sex victim who was allegedly sexually assaulted with a vibrator by a co-tenant has said that she was dazed when she took a drink from the accused person.

Janet Amankwah, who opened the case of the persecution in the trial, told an Accra Gender-Based Violence Circuit Court that she did not see anything again when Queenie Akuffo, 26, gave her some of the drink she (Queenie) was drinking.

Led in evidence by Detective Inspector Judith B. Asante, Ms Amankwah stated that she used to wash for Queenie.

Janet said on the day of the incident, she was home when her younger sister came to tell her that the accused was calling her, an invitation she said she honoured.

The victim said on arrival Queenie offered her a drink but she refused it, insisting that the accused then offered her some of the drink she (Queenie) was drinking and she accepted it.

Janet noted that Queenie, having offered her the drink, sent her younger sister to buy beer for her (Janet) although she had earlier rejected it.

The victim further told the court presided over by Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku that before she could realise, her younger sister had brought the beer she had earlier refused, adding that she did not know what happened until she regained consciousness at the hospital.

Meanwhile, the court has ordered Queenie to apply for a copy of Janet’s evidence and give same to a lawyer for cross-examination. She has no legal representation.

The trial judge was emphatic that failure to get legal representation would mean that Queenie would cross-examine the victim herself at the next adjourned date.


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Queenie, who reportedly filmed the act with her Infinix mobile phone, is standing trial for unnatural carnal knowledge.

She has denied the charge and is currently admitted to bail in the sum of GH¢40,000 with three sureties.

Queenie allegedly committed the act at about 6pm on January 25 this year at Ablekuma in Accra where both of them reside.

According to the prosecution, Queenie asked other witnesses around to leave and she locked her bedroom but a 13-year-old witness went to peep through the window of the accused person and saw her (Queenie) inserting the artificial male organ into the victim’s private part.

The victim’s brother, one Nana Sasu, saw the act and alerted her mother (the complainant).

They rushed to the aid of Janet and saw her lying naked in Queenie’s bedroom with vomit all over her body.

The artificial organ was found on top of Queenie’s wardrobe while a video recording of the act was also found on her Infinix mobile phone.

Queenie, in her caution statement to the police, admitted the offence.

 

By Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson

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