Honourable Gifty Twum-Ampofo Donates Led Street Lights To WBM Zion Shs After An Attempted Rape Incident
A female student of the WMB Zion School in Akyem Old Tafo in the Abuakwa North Constituency, Eastern Region of Ghana, has escaped from rape and stabbing by the rapist who jumped their school wall into the girls dormitory premises.
Speaking in anonymity to Nana Kwasi Asare, the Victim, who is a final year student at the particular time, was using the washroom which is located at some few metres from their dormitory due to infrastructural deficit of the school when the suspected rapist bounced on her with a knife.
The suspect now in police custody, Bright Mensah Obeng, a 20 year old school drop out ordered her to take her dress off so he can have sexual intercourse with the Student of which she denied.
The suspect was angry and pulled out a sharp knife in attempt to inflict knife wounds on her.
The trumatised and frustrated victim managed to hold the knife and managed to defend herself.
In the process of struggling with him(suspect), the knife slashed her(victim) deep in her palm and started bleeding profusely. She then struggled out for assistance from her other colleagues who were at the dormitory sleeping.
Information gathered by Nana Kwasi Asare indicates that, several students have fallen victims to this act with the same suspected person of which he succeeded.
The Headmaster of the school, Mr Richard Anaafi on his part condemned the act, since his records has it that, this is not the first time some intruders have attempted to Rape his female students due to inadequate security personnel presence on campus and poor lighting system making visibility a challenge.
He called on government to expedite action on the construction works ongoing at the school’s new site and asked for security beef up.
The Assembly member for the Abaase Electoral Area at Akyem old Tafo Hon. Elvis Yeboah was informed, assisted to take the victim to the hospital and also through his efforts helped in apprehending the suspect Bright Obeng Mensah to the Akyem Tafo police command.
Meanwhile, the Mp for Abuakwa North who is also the deputy minister for education in charge of TVET Hon. Gifty Twum-Ampofo when heard of the incident, rushed to the school to express worry and concern over such unfortunate act. She condemned it, and called for justice for the Victim as the suspect is with the police facing court actions.
She again presented 8 led street lights to the school authorities to improve visibility at the school whilst government makes efforts to address other concerns for them. Continue Reading