Man, 20, rapes visually impaired, cerebral palsy patient

A 20-year-old Electrician apprentice, Gabriel Mawuli, has been arrested by the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Eastern regional Police Headquarters for allegedly raping an 18-year-old cerebral palsy patient who is also visually impaired.

53-year-old mother of the victim told Police that due to the immobile condition of the victim, she leaves her indoors whenever she goes out to sell, however, on the fateful day at 1:30pm, the suspect who also lives in the same house at Oyefo a suburb of Koforidua with her mother, sneaked into the room where the victim was lying and forcibly had sexual intercourse with her and went into hiding.

He was later arrested by the Police after a tip off. He admitted the offense during his caution statement.

The suspect was put before the Koforidua District Magistrate Court” A” presided over by His Worship Osei Asibey on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, with charge of rape pressed against him by the Prosecutor, Sargent George Defia.

His Plea was, however, not taken hence remanded to reappear before court on August 13, 2019 as Prosecution awaits endorsement of the medical forms from the hospital.

The victim was carried in the arm to the court room.



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