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Defence counsel for Isaac Asante, a 25- year-old pastor accused of raping a 19-year -old student, says he is heading to the High Court to seek bail.

Mr Charles Andoh made this known when he appeared before an Accra Magistrate Court on Monday.

Although the accused person was not brought, counsel told the court presided over by Ms Veronica P. Manort that he would seek a long adjournment.

The court, therefore, adjourned to June 23.

Asante is said to have raped the victim after giving her some “anointing oil” to drink to protect her from demonic attacks.

Charged with rape, Asante had his plea reserved.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Abraham Annor, the prosecutor, said the victim resides at North Kaneshie whilst Asante, who lived at Sowutuom in Accra, attends a Pastoral School in Accra.

According to DSP Annor, Asante got to know the victim through one Tango and he introduced himself as a pastor.

During one of the interactions, Asante told the victim that he had seen something concerning her life and she needed to be prayed for.

Asante therefore asked the victim to meet him at Sowutuom and he gave her some water and “anointing oil”.

On March 12at about 0530 hours, Asante met the victim at Tabora and they went to his house.

Prosecution said Asante then poured some oil in a red handkerchief and spread some on the bed and gave some anointing oil to the victim to drink.

After drinking the oil the victim became dizzy and Asante took the opportunity to have sexual intercourse with the victim.

The prosecutor said when the victim woke up, she noticed that she was bleeding and the accused used the red handkerchief to wipe the blood.

The victim rushed to the Police station and made a complaint.

The police issued her with a medical report to attend hospital and it was found that the victim’s underwear was soaked with blood and her hymen broken.
Source: GNA

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