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Pastor rapes unconscious student after applying ‘anointing oil’

Pastor Isaac Asante, the 25-year-old man

accused of having sex with a 19-year-old

student of Akwamuman Senior High School,

has appeared before an Accra Magistrate

Court.

Asante is said to have raped the victim after

giving her some "anointing oil" to drink

ostensibly to protect her from demonic

attacks.

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

her.

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.

[DAILY GUIDE]

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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