Asante is said to have raped the victim after
giving her some "anointing oil" to drink
ostensibly to protect her from demonic
Charged with rape, Asante, who was not
represented by a counsel, had his plea
reserved and was remanded into police
custody to reappear on April 22.
This was after the prosecution had prayed the
court not to take his plea, because a duplicate
docket was being forwarded to the Attorney
General's office for advice.
Prosecuting, Deputy Superintendent of Police
(DSP) A. A. Annor told the court, presided over
by Christine Eyiah Donkor that the complainant
(name withheld) is a 19-year-old student of
Akwamuman Senior High School and resident
of North Kaneshie Dance Bar in Accra, while
the accused, Isaac Asante, is a pastor and
student of MC Jakes Theological and Ministerial
Bible College at Sowutoum and also resides at
Tabora Alhaji – all suburbs of Accra.
He said the accused got to know the
complainant through "tango,' a social media
platform, sometime in January 2014 and
introduced himself as a pastor under training
at the aforementioned college.
He stated that Pastor Asante further explained
to the complainant that he had seen
"something" concerning her life and that until
he had said some prayers, the "thing" could
not be broken.
According to the prosecutor, the accused then
asked the complainant to come over to his
place at Tabora Alhaji with coconut water and
a bottle of anointing oil for special prayers
and she obliged.
DSP Annor pointed out that the accused
allegedly prayed over the items and handed
them over to the complainant to carry on her
wherever she went.
He stated that at about 5.30 pm on 12 March,
2014, Pastor Asante met the complainant
around Tabora Alhaji lorry park and told her
that the area was too noisy and so lured her to
Maxhan Movie House for 'further prayers.'
DSP A.A. Annor averred that whiles in one of
the rooms, the accused took a red
handkerchief and a new bottle of anointing oil
and after some prayers, poured some of the
content for the complainant to drink.
He said the accused then administered a
portion of the same oil onto the red
handkerchief and placed it on the bed and
asked her to lie on it, adding that minutes
later, the complainant felt dizzy, weak and
slept off only to wake up later to realize that
Pastor Asante had had sexual intercourse with
According to the prosecutor, the accused
warned the complainant not to shout as he
threatened to kill her if she called for help.
However, the prosecution continued, the
complainant managed to push off the accused
person and rushed to the door in an attempt
to escape but it was locked. The accused saw
blood running down the legs of the victim and
used the Red handkerchief to clean the blood
after which he led the complainant into a taxi
to send her home.
The prosecutor further told the court that the
case was reported at the Tesano Police Station
where the victim was issued with a Medical
Form which she sent to the Police Hospital.
DSP A. A. Annor intimated that the medical
report confirmed that the complainant's
underwear was soaked with blood; had blood
stains on her legs and her hymen disrupted.
He said the accused was subsequently arrested
and upon interrogation,admitted the offence.