The Tema Regional Police Command has arrested two young men believed to have taken part in an alleged gang rape and robbery of at least three women on different occasions in the Ada East District in the Greater Accra Region.
The alleged suspects were busted by the police on September 6, 2019.
Their modus operandi included luring the unsuspecting victims to their base at Ada Foah, physically attacking and raping them before bolting with their personal belongings such as mobile phones and money.
The two, Winfred Mohammed Dakeh, 24, unemployed, and Abraham Tetiafor, 19, an undertaker, are currently in police cells at the Ada Divisional Police Station, where the case has been transferred to, pending further investigation.
Speaking to journalists in Tema last Tuesday, the Tema Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police, (DCOP), Mr Edward Johnson Oyirifi-Akrofi, said on August 28, 2019, suspect Dakeh managed to lure one of the victims named Angel (aged 21) to a location near the abandoned Colonial Prison Quarters at Ada Foah. He said on arrival, Dakeh and his accomplice, Tetiafor, gang raped her and took her purse containing an amount of GH₵400 and an Infinix mobile phone.
Mr Oyirifi-Akrofi said on another occasion, August 30, 2019, the duo lured another lady, a Nigerian named Dora, to the same abandoned structure at Ada Foah. The second victim, he said, got there around 11:30 p.m. and was met by the same Dakeh and his accomplice who gang raped her in the same old building and robbed her of her Huawei mobile phone, a purse containing GH₵100 and traveling bag containing dresses.
The lady later reported the attack on her to the police at the Ada Foah Police Station.
According to the Tema Regional Police Commander, the third incident involving the two suspects was recorded on September 5, 2019 when they (suspects) managed to lure another Nigerian, Mercy, aged 25, from Ashaiman to Ada Foah.
He said the victim arrived at Ada Foah at about 11:20 p.m. from Ashaiman. She was met by the suspects who came to pick her up to an unknown location. He said the suspects pulled a knife and scissors on the victim, took turns to have sex with her on the ground, seized her mobile phone and bolted.
The Tema Regional Police Commander said based on a series of reports lodged by the victims at the Ada Foah Police Station, the police intensified their investigations.
They followed vital leads and managed to arrest Dakeh on September 6, 2019. He later led the police to Kajanya, near Totimekope, where his accomplice was also arrested.
He said as part of the investigations, the Ada Divisional Police Command would embark on an identification parade to give an opportunity to victims of rape, robberies and other violent crimes to identify their assailants for fast-track investigations and prosecution.
He urged crime victims to visit the police station at Ada Foah to assist in the identification.