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An Asankrangwa District Magistrate Court has remanded two teachers of Asankrangwa Senior High School into police custody for allegedly raping and assaulting two first year students of the school.

Suspect Ernest Donkor, was charged with Rape, contrary to section 97 of the Criminal Offences Act (29/60) whilst suspect Augustine Swanzy Oduro was charged with Indecent Assault, contrary to section 203 of the Criminal Offences Act (29/60)

Reading the brief fact to the court presided over by His Worship Justice Augustine Fiifi Donful, ASP J. A. Kwarkye, said Ernest Donkor, 28, is a Physics teacher and Augustine Swanzy Oduro, 34, a History teacher all at Asankrangwa Senior High School.

The victims 15 and 16 years (names withheld) are all First Year students at the same school. The complainant, Daniel Quayson Junior according to the prosector, is the Assistant Headmaster at Asankrangwa Senior High School.

On the 14th July, 2022, during the Amenfi West Municipal Inter-School competition held at the Asankrangwa Senior High School, the two suspects took the victims out of the school premises and bought new dresses for them to wear to be able to take them out to celebrate one of the victims’ birthday.

About 2pm on the same day, the suspects took the young ladies to a hotel at Wassa Dunkwa near Asankrangwa.

The two suspects bought a Malta Guinness drink for the victims. Suspect Ernest Donkor, took the 16 year old victim to a room at the hotel in a quest to have a conversation with her, whilst suspect Augustine Swanzy Oduro took the 15 year old victim to another room at the hotel in the quest to have a conversation with her.

The 16 year old victim in the course of the conversation excused herself to visit the washroom and left her Malta Guinness drink with suspect Ernest Donkor in the room.

The victim returned from the washroom and after drinking the Malta Guinness, fell dizzy and went blackout. She regained her consciousness later and found herself on the bed naked with blood stains in between her thighs.

Suspect Augustine Swanzy Oduro while in the room made sexual body contacts with the 15 year old victim by fondling her breasts and touching her buttocks.

The victim managed to run out of the room and later the two suspects brought the two victims back to the school campus. On their way to the campus, suspect Ernest Donkor promised to buy iPhone 7plus, pizza and food for the 16 year old victim and warned them not to tell anyone about what happened at the hotel.

The victims on the same day in the evening, reported the incident to the Assistant Headmaster, who is the complainant.

On the 15th July, 2022, the complainant with the victims and assistance from police, arrested the suspects to Asankrangwa Police Station and lodged a complaint. Police medical forms were issued to the complainant on behalf of the 16 year old victim to attend hospital for medical examination, finding and report.

The case is adjourned to Wednesday, 20th July 2022.

By Kofi Takyi||Ghana