Ketu Police pursue 6 men for defiling 2 JHS graduates

Police in Dzodze, the District Capital of Ketu North of the Volta Region, are on a manhunt for six young men who in separate instances, allegedly defiled two teenagers on the night Junior High School (JHS) Students completed this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

The victims were at a party organized at a popular joint in town [Plus Two], when they were attacked around 9:00pm.

Narrating the incident to Citi News, the District Police Commander, ASP Albert Atsu Zigah, said the first girl aged 17, reported she was assaulted by one Gafa Lalista from Dzodze-Adagbledu.

According to her, they were at a friends’ birthday party at Plus Two, when the suspect, Lalista, allegedly dragged her to the back of the building and forcefully had sex with her.

The other girl, aged 16, was also returning from the same party around the same time, when five young men allegedly defiled her.

They were said to have dragged her into one of the classrooms of Ablorme EP JHS, where they took turns to defile her.

The victim, managed to walk home and reported the issue to her mother.

The mother subsequently reported to the police who later accompanied them to Dzodze St Anthony’s Hospital for treatment.

According to the victim, she knows one of the suspects by name, Selorm Dzakpasu, and can clearly identify the other four suspects who are all on the run.

The police have however mounted an intensive search for the six suspects, and have called on the general public to volunteer information on their whereabouts.

By: King Norbert Akpablie/