GHANA: Anglican Priest arrested for rape

A 39-year- old priest of the Anglican Church, Rev. Fr Emmanuel

Quartey, was on Monday remanded in prison custody when he appeared

before a Cape Coast Circuit Court for allegedly raping a 20-year-old

woman. His plea was not taken and will be re-arraigned on December 11.

Chief Inspector Ockom told the court presided over by Mrs. Eva

Bannerman Williams that on Sunday October 17 Hannah, a resident of

Siwdo in Cape Coast approached Rev. Quartey to help her break a blood

covenant she had with her boyfriend.

Rev. Fr Quartey agreed to help her and asked Hannah to meet him on

October 18 in a hotel in Elmina.

She complied and met Rev. Fr Quartey in one of the rooms where he

forcibly had sex with her and warned her not to tell anyone or she

would die.

The prosecution said out of fear the victim kept the incident to

herself until November 6 when she broke her silence and informed her

older sister about it.

A complaint was made on November 8 at the Cape Coast Domestic Violence

and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) and the accused was arrested.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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