Alleged rapist pastor for medical examination

An Accra Magistrate Court on Wednesday ordered the Police to send Isaac Asante, a 25-year-old pastor, accused of raping a 19 year- old student to the hospital for thorough medical examination and treatment.

This follows an application made by Mr Charles Andoh, counsel for Asante that his client had collapsed three times in custody and sent to the Police hospital where he was detained.

According to Mr Andoh, before the incident occurred his client had undergone surgery and needed medical attention.

Asante was however not brought to court today.

Sergeant Ahinkorah Akwasi Afrifa who held brief for Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Abraham A. Annor, the prosecutor prayed for a week’s adjournment.

The court presided over by Ms Christiana Ayiah Donkor after making the orders obliged prosecution’s prayer and adjourned the matter to May 14.

Asante is said to have raped the victim after giving her some “anointing oil” to drink to protect her from demonic attacks.

Charged with rape, Asante had his plea reserved.

DSP Annor said the victim resides at North Kaneshie whilst Asante, who lived at Sowutuom in Accra, attends a Pastoral School in Accra.

According to DSP Annor, Asante got to know the victim through one Tango and he introduced himself as a pastor.

During one of the interactions, Asante told the victim that he had seen something concerning her life and she needed to be prayed for.

Asante therefore asked the victim to meet him at Sowutuom and he gave her some water and “anointing oil”.

On March 12, at about 0530 hours, Asante met the victim at Tabora and they went to his house.

Prosecution said Asante then poured some oil in a red handkerchief and spread some on the bed and gave some anointing oil to the victim to drink.

After drinking the oil the victim became dizzy and Asante took the opportunity to have sexual intercourse with the victim.

The prosecutor said when the victim woke up, she noticed that she was bleeding and the accused used the red handkerchief to wipe the blood.

The victim rushed to the Police station and made a complaint.

The Police issued her with a medical report to attend hospital. During the Medical Examination it was noticed that the victim’s underwear was soaked with blood and her hymen broken. GNA

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