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SheHUB Ghana: Man accused of drugging and sexually assaulting female vendor



A 35-year old man is in the grips of the Bawjiase Police Command in the Central Region of Ghana for sexually assaulting a married woman. The suspect, Kwabena Ebo, widely known as ‘One in town’, is alleged to have put some concoction in a drink for the married woman who had gone to him to demand payment for buying sausage from her. sources reveal that the married woman (name withheld), went to Ebo who is a trotro (commercial) driver at the Bawjiase lorry station to collect her money, but Kwabena Ebo offered her a bottle of drink before paying the GH¢5.00 (US 66c)  he owed her.

Unknown to her, the suspect placed a concoction in the drink making her fall asleep, after which she was abused sexually.

Speaking to the victim says she woke up in a hotel only to realise that she had been sexually assaulted by the suspect.

“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 found out (to being sexually assaulted) after I woke 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 shares with tears.

Her husband wants the suspect processed for court and dealt with according to the law.

When asked how swift the law enforcement agencies are going to ensure this, he notes, “I have had indications that some elders of the town want to sit on the matter and settle it, but I don’t 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.”

The Bawjiase District Police Command led by Superintendent Felicia Ayensu has confirmed to that the suspect is in their custody and investigations have begun into the matter.