A Ghanaian police officer identified as Corporal Roland Agbovi Tetteh, has been arrested for allegedly raping a suspected thief in custody.
The policeman from Asutuare was accused of raping a 17-year-old girl who was brought to the police station for allegedly stealing from her ex-boyfriend.
The incident occurred shortly after the victim identified as Precious Azumah vomited, making Corporal Roland who was on duty to open up the cells so she could clean her mat and also clean the cell.
In Precious’ statement, the officer started harassing her by fondling her breast, which she resisted. This continued and pushed her into fleeing from custody while being led back to her cell, but she was rearrested and placed back.
It was also learnt that on Thursday 20th January 2022, at around 11:30 pm, the police officer reportedly opened the cell for her to go have her bath and stood in the bathroom with her until she finished bathing.
Corporal Above Tetteh was accused of raping her in the bathroom and warning her not to disclose it to anyone.
Precious has been given a medical form to take to the hospital while Corporal Agbovi Tetteh has been arrested and given Police enquiry bail.