Policeman interdicted for alleged rape of suspect’s wife

A policeman at Manso Datano in the Ashanti Region has been arrested and detained for allegedly raping the wife of a suspect in custody. He has also been interdicted by the police administration.

The policeman is said to have raped the victim several times at the Manso Datano Police Station in the Amansie South District.

According to the victim, the policeman said to be of a rank of Chief Inspector forcibly had sex with her while she sought bail for her detained husband.

The policeman reportedly offered accommodation to the victim who had arrived late at the station only for him to sneak into her sleeping place deep in the night to have sex with her.

The victim narrated her ordeal in a radio interview on Kumasi based Nhyira FM.

Police reaction

The Ashanti Regional Police command in a press statement explained that it has taken a serious view of the media report and has therefore commenced investigations into the matter and any subsequent update will be communicated to the general public.

The police press statement, signed by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Mr Godwin Ahianyo said the Ashanti Regional Police Command will not shield officers who involve themselves in criminality as is the policy of the Inspector General of Police and the Police Administration.

“We are by this message advising the victim to report immediately to the Regional Police headquarters to assist in the investigation,” the statement said.

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