Police officer Lance Corporal Frank Adu Poku whom together with a final year KNUST student allegedly raped a level 100 student at Bomso have been interdicted.
The duo were denied bail after they were arraigned before court Thursday, July 28, 2022, when several attempts by their counsel to push for bail proved futile.
The Asokore Mampong District court remanded Lance Corporal Frank Adu Poku and a final year student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Joel Osei Owusu for allegedly raping a first-year student of the institution.
Although police is yet to issue a statement on the fate of Lance Corporal Frank Adu Poku, Lead prosecutor ACP Kofi Blagozi after the suspects were denied bail at the court spoke to the media.
Head of the Ashanti Region Legal and Prosecutions revealed to Onuaonline that “Lance Corporal Frank Adu Poku has been interdicted by the police administration to ensure thorough investigation in the said alleged rape case.”
The two suspects — the police officer and the KNUST final year student, were charged with two counts; conspiracy to commit rape and rape.
On July 22, 2022, KNUST authorities arrested the final year student and handed him over to the police.
The police say in his investigations caution statement, the final year student admitted the offence and mentioned the police officer as his accomplice who was arrested the same day.
Appearing before the Asokore Mampong District court, the court remanded the two persons, as they are supposed to reappear before it on August 9, 2022.
ACP Kofi Blagodzi said the police are liaising with the authorities of KNUST to offer psychological support to the victim.
He also noted the police administration will not shield any officer who “commits such an act to bring the name of the service to disrepute.”
By Nana Asenso-Mensah|AkomaFM|Onuaonline.com