A galamsey operator is to spend his New Year in jail after he allegedly raped and robbed a married woman at gunpoint at Atwerewah near Dixcove in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region.
According to the Agona Nkwanta District Police Commander, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mr. Samuel Osei, the victim had just moved into the area which is now developing, with her husband and children.
The police said the suspect, known as Emmanuel Cudjoe was riding a motorbike behind the victim’s house and saw her taking her bath.
ASP Osei said after she finished taking her bath and entered her room, the suspect appeared and ordered the woman at gunpoint to bring all the monies in the house, to which she replied she had only ¢60 in the house.”
The district commander said after collecting the money and her mobile phone, he raped her and locked her in the room and sped off.
After hearing the sound of the motorbike leaving, the woman started shouting and hours later a passerby heard her cry and opened the door.