Central Region: Commercial driver arrested for alleged sexual assault on trader

The suspect is alleged to have drugged and sexually assaulted the trader after she had gone to demand money he owed.

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The Bawjiase Police Command within the Central Region has arrested a 35-year-old ‘trotro’ driver, Kwabena Ebo for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting a trader.

The police Superintendent at the Command, Felicia Ayensu who confirmed the arrest, said investigations have begun into the matter.

However, reports indicate that the victim had gone to the Bawjiase lorry station to demand an amount of GHC 5.00 owed by the suspect.

Kwabena Ebo is said to have offered her a drink instead and according to her, she later woke up in a hotel room naked.

“I sell sausage at the lorry station and he usually buys from me. On Tuesday he bought sausage from me and told me to come back for the money later. I went to him in the car later to collect my money only for him to offer me a bottle of malt. After taking the malt I felt sleepy and I only got to know after I wake up from a hotel room naked

I asked him why he did that and all he could say was that he had gotten what he wanted and he will deny ever having anything to do with me if I report to anyone. My worry was that I am a married woman and I wonder why he did that. I was also menstruating” the victim reportedly told Citi FM in an interview.

Husband of the victim, Kwesi Ayitey, says he will oppose any attempt to settle the matter out of court.

“I have had indication that some elders of the town want to sit on the matter and settle it, but I wont agree because that has been the way they do things here. I have told the police I want the matter to be settled at the law court and that’s how we will have finality to the matter.”