Court Remands Alleged Rapist

A galamsey operator has been remanded in custody after he had allegedly raped and robbed a married woman at gunpoint at Atwerewah, near Dixcove in the Ahanta West District in the Western Region. According to the Agona Nkwanta District Police Commander, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mr Samuel Osei, the victim had just moved into the area, which is now developing, with her husband and children. He said the suspect, name as Emmanuel Cudjoe, was riding a motorbike behind the woman’s house and saw her taking her bath. Mr Osei said when the woman finished taking her bath and entered her room, the suspect entered the room and ordered her at gunpoint to bring out all the money in the house, but she said she had only GH˘60 in the house. He said after collecting the money and her mobile phone, the suspect raped her, locked her up in the room and sped off. the woman started shouting and a passer-by heard her cries and opened the door. The arrest Mr Osei said the case was reported to the police, who deployed men to search for the suspect and inspect the crime scene. He said while the victim was leading the police to the crime scene, she spotted Cudjoe and the police quietly tracked him to his house and arrested him when he entered his room. The district commander said Cudjoe initially denied knowing the victim, but a search in his room and pockets revealed the gun and the woman’s mobile phone. Evidence After investigations, it was confirmed that the mobile phone was, indeed, for the woman, and her description of the motorbike matched that of the suspect. Cudjoe was later processed for court and remanded into police custody to reappear on January 6, 2015.