16-year-old Junior High School (JHS) pupil at Kpone Katamanso named Kelvin Oppong and 25-year-old welder named Bright Kumako are being accused raping a 16-year old mentally retarded girl and were arranged to appear before Tema Circuit Court A.
They were however granted them bail after they both pleaded not guilty but were charged to pay the sum of GHC 25,000.00 each whiles case was adjourned to January 21, 2020.
Presenting the facts to the court presided over by Justice Miriam Samoo, the Prosecution led by Chief Inspector Susana Akpere said on November 5, 2019 at about 1830 hours, the victim was fetching water when Oppong lured her to a corner and had carnal knowledge of her.
The Prosecution said after the act, Kumako who saw them coming out of the corner and inquired what they went to do there and subsequently warned them not to repeat the act again.
The prosecution said however, later on that same day at about 1900 hours, Kumako also lured the same victim to a refuse dump site around the compound and also had carnal knowledge of her and warned her not to tell anyone and promised to buy her something.
The victim then told her younger sister who informed their parents, who in turn lodged a complaint at the Kpone Police Station.