Serial Robbers, Rapists Busted

The suspects

Two suspects are languishing in police cells at Ada in the Greater
Accra Region for allegedly raping several women after robbing them in the process.

They are Dakeh Winfred Mohammed, a 24-year-old unemployed, and
Petiafor Abraham, 19, an apprentice.

According to the police, the two have been taking advantage of an
internet dating site to lure the victims and when they arrive, the suspects would
then rape them in an abandoned colonial prison in the area, after which they rob
them.

At a news briefing on Tuesday, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP)
Edward Johnson Akrofi-Oyirifi, Tema Regional Police Commander, said police
investigations appear to show that several women are believed to have fallen
victim to the unlawful act.

He said on August 28, 2019, at about 11:25 pm, a victim came all the
way from Nigeria to visit one of the suspects, Mohammed.

According to the police officer, Mohammed, together with Abraham, came
to pick the lady from the station but on reaching a section of the road, she
was robbed of her belonging, including a mobile phone, purse containing an
amount of GH¢100 and a travelling bag containing her personal belongings before
they took turns to rape her.

The victim quickly rushed to the police station half-naked and
lodged complaint.

On August 30, the police commander said Mohammed had a chat with the
26-year-old Nigerian through a dating platform called ‘Inmessage’ and invited
her to come over.

Later in the night at about 9:00pm, the victim arrived at Ada Foah
and met Mohammed in the company of Abraham. The suspects lured the victim to a
nearby bush under the pretext of taking her home.

On the way, the suspects pulled out a knife and a pair of scissors
and ordered the lady to lie on a coconut tree branch on the ground and shredded
her cloths and forcibly had sexual intercourse with her in turns.

A good Samaritan approached the lady and her gave her an attire to
wear before she managed to lodge complaint at the police station. 

Six days later, the police commander said that a 25-year-old
Nigerian also went to the police station with a complaint that she was invited
by Mohammed from Ashaiman to Ada.

Mohammed, together with two other young men, came to pick her up and
on their way they pulled a knife and a pairs of scissors, collected her mobile
phone, cloths and an amount of GH¢3 and subsequently raped and abandoned her.

On the same day, DCOP Akrofi-Oyirifi said the police picked
intelligence that the suspects had invited another lady from Ashaiman, so they
sent officers to the area and arrested Mohammed after a hot chase.

He said the police searched Mohammed’s house and retrieved a pair of
scissors and two mobile phones.

Mohammed then mentioned Abraham as his accomplice, and later sent the
police to Kajanya, a suburb of Ada-Foah, where Abraham who is training to
become an undertaker was arrested at a funeral.

The police commander said the suspects robbed and raped the victims
and mentioned another accomplice whose name was only given as Shibi, but failed
to lead police to the whereabouts of Shibi.

From Vincent Kubi, Tema

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