by Stephen Kwabena Effah

December 4, 2017


Lebanese allegedly rapes 19-year-old househelp

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A Lebanese national has been arrested for allegedly raping his 19-year-old househelp at Airport Hills residential area in Accra.

Four policemen from the East Legon District Police Command arrested Haddad Rabih, around 11:45 pm on Sunday.
The suspect, Graphic Online gathered forcibly had sex with the victim around 5 pm on Saturday in the absence of his wife and other occupants of his household after subjecting her to severe beatings for resisting his demands.

The incident happened at Airport Hills residential area.

The Commander of the East Legon District Command, Superintendent Cephas Arthur, told Graphic Online in an interview that investigations were ongoing.

He said the suspect would be processed for court after investigations.

The Ordeal

Narrating her ordeal to Graphic Online, after seeking medical care, the victim (name withheld), who speaks only Ewe and French, said the suspect beat her up mercilessly after she refused to accede to his demands for the second time.

He slapped her twice on the face, finally overpowered her and dragged her to his bedroom to rape her.

According to the victim who could barely turn her neck, she had been in the employment of the suspect from the month of November but was persistently harassed by him for sex anytime his wife was not at home.

She said last Saturday’s event was the fourth time the suspect had raped her in a total of two separate encounters.

Narrating how it happened, she said the suspect directed her to have her bath after his wife, another househelp and his children had left home.

After her shower, the suspect allegedly directed her to his kitchen, which was close to the master bedroom to prepare him coffee.

She obliged after he refused to allow her to dress properly after bathing.

On reaching the kitchen, he locked the door but her attempt to escape was not successful.

The victim said Rabih threw her out of the room after raping her twice. She bled after the act.

Help

The victim said she sought help from some police officers on duty at a nearby house.

The police officers, she noted, apprehended the suspect and took him to the Airport Police Station but on reaching there, a policewoman on duty led the team back to the suspect’s home.

On reaching the house, the policewoman allegedly took GH¢350 being her [victim] salary for the month of November 2017, from the suspect and handed it over to her.

The victim said the policewoman stayed on until she had packed her belongings out of the suspect’s home.

Assistance

A good Samaritan directed the girl and her relatives to report the matter to the East Legon District Police Command a day after the incident.

The Police Command issued her with a medical report on Sunday to undergo medical examination.

Summon

Additional information gathered by Graphic Online indicates that the Airport Divisional Police Command has summoned officers who were on duty on Saturday, December 2, 2017, for an emergency meeting to explain why the victim was not taken through standard protocol.

Victim’s Father

The victim’s father ,said he was home around 10 pm on Saturday when a policeman in the company of another woman dropped off the victim.

He said it was after they left that his daughter told him of her ordeal.

Source Graphic Online

2 Comments

  • WIL says:

    I hate it when the Police service are tagged as corrupt but in reality some few elements within the service are giving it a bad name especially some of the women. I was at the police headquarters recently to process a police report for a poor driver who asked me for an assistance. I obliged notwithstanding the limited time I had. I took him to the Police head quarters we were nicely received and searched by a Policewoman who asked us our mission. I gladly told told her we were seeking a Police report. She said she will direct us to go and see an officer who will help do it for us with dispatch. He called somebody, then gave us a number and asked us to call. We called the man was nice, he intend asked us to see another fellow where we filled the neccessary forms and paid the officially prescribed fee. When we returned the man asked us do we know how much we were supposed to pay? We got confused. So we called the other faceless policeman and he told us we should pay the policeman processing the documents 100 cedis extra. We told him we do not have so he asked us to give him what we have. We gave the man 30, HE GOT ANGRY AND TOLD us to come next week. I rushed out to meet thew policewoman why she has done that to us since I came in with the intention to go through due process. When we got there, she was not at her duty post. When we called the other man, he will not pick his call. I was highly disappointed.

  • peter says:

    I hate it when the Police service are tagged as corrupt but in reality some few elements within the service are giving it a bad name especially some of the women. I was at the police headquarters recently to process a police report for a poor driver who asked me for an assistance. I obliged notwithstanding the limited time I had. I took him to the Police head quarters we were nicely received and searched by a Policewoman who asked us our mission. I gladly told told her we were seeking a Police report. She said she will direct us to go and see an officer who will help do it for us with dispatch. He called somebody, then gave us a number and asked us to call. We called the man was nice, he intend asked us to see another fellow where we filled the neccessary forms and paid the officially prescribed fee. When we returned the man asked us do we know how much we were supposed to pay? We got confused. So we called the other faceless policeman and he told us we should pay the policeman processing the documents 100 cedis extra. We told him we do not have so he asked us to give him what we have. We gave the man 30, HE GOT ANGRY AND TOLD us to come next week. I rushed out to meet thew policewoman why she has done that to us since I came in with the intention to go through due process. When we got there, she was not at her duty post. When we called the other man, he will not pick his call. I was highly disappointed. Reply Leave a Reply

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