Monday, January 8, 2018

Lebanese ‘Rapists Wife Weeps In Court

1:27:00 PM


The wife of Rabih Haddad, a Lebanese national who is on remand has shed uncontrollable tears at the Accra High court because her husband was not granted bail.

Mr Haddad has been arrested for allegedly raping his 19-year-old house support at Airport Hills residential area in Accra.

The court presided over by Justice Kofi Dorgu refused to hear the bail application by the accused's lawyer, Ralph Opoku Adusei because the state prosecutor in charge was indisposed.

Kasapa FMs Court Correspondent, Daakyehene Ofosu Agyeman reported that lawyer for the accused pleaded with the court to consider the fact that the wife of Mr Haddad and two children have been thrown out of their house, but the Judge told the counsel to come back to the court tomorrow, January 9.

Background

The suspect, Rabih Haddad,was arrested by policemen from the East Legon District Police Command on Sunday December 3, 2017 around 11:45 pm for allegedly raping his 19-year-old househelp at Airport Hills residential area in Accra.

Hes said to have forcibly had sex with the victim around 5:00pm on Saturday in the absence of his wife and other occupants of his household, after subjecting her to severe beatings for resisting his demands.

The Ordeal

Narrating her ordeal after seeking medical care, the victim (name withheld), who speaks only Ewe and French, said the suspect beat her up mercilessly after she refused to respond to his demands for the second time.

He slapped her twice on the face, finally overpowered her and dragged her to his bedroom to rape her.

According to the victim who could barely turn her neck, she had been in the employment of the suspect from the month of November but was persistently harassed by him for sex anytime his wife was not at home.

She said last Saturdays event was the fourth time the suspect had raped her in a total of two separate encounters.

Narrating how it happened, she said the suspect directed her to have her bath after his wife, another house-help and his children had left home.

After her shower, the suspect allegedly directed her to his kitchen, which was close to the master bedroom to prepare him coffee.

She obliged after he refused to allow her to dress properly after bathing.

On reaching the kitchen, he locked the door but her attempt to escape was not successful.

The victim said Rabih threw her out of the room after raping her twice. She bled after the act.

Help

The victim said she sought support from some police officers on duty at a nearby house.

The police officers, she noted, apprehended the suspect and took him to the Airport Police Station but on reaching there, a policewoman on duty led the team back to the suspects home.

On reaching the house, the policewoman allegedly took GH¢350 being her [victim] salary for the month of November 2017, from the suspect and handed it over to her.

The victim said the policewoman stayed on until she had packed her belongings out of the suspects home.

Assistance

A fine Samaritan directed the girl and her relatives to report the matter to the East Legon District Police Command a day after the incident.

The Police Command issued her with a medical report on Sunday to undergo medical examination.

Summon

Additional information gathered by Graphic Online indicates that, the Airport Divisional Police Command has summoned officers who were on duty on Saturday, December 2, 2017, for an emergency meeting to clarify why the victim was not taken through standard protocol.

The victims father ,said he was home around 10: pm on Saturday when a policeman in the company of another woman dropped off the victim.

He said it was after they left that his daughter told him of her ordeal.


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