BUSTED! Teye Kwame

A 33-YEAR-OLD taxi driver is in the grips of the Sakumono District Police for allegedly raping and robbing a passenger at knife point.

The suspect, Teye Kwame, a resident of Kotobabi No2 on the Spintex Road in Accra, was said to have taken his victim to an unsecured area and raped her in the taxi.

ASP Michael Addae, Sakumono District Crime Officer, told DAILY GUIDE that on January 19, 2012, the victim (name withheld) boarded the suspect’s taxi with registration number GS 3593-11 at about 2:30 am from Kotobabi No2 to Flower Pot on the Spintex Road.

Upon reaching an unsecured area, the driver was said to have parked, pulled out a jack knife and pointed it at the throat of his victim and forcibly had sexual intercourse with her.

After the act, according to the Crime Officer, Teye furiously pulled the victim from the vehicle naked and dragged her to a distant away from the scene, after which he sped off, leaving the victim to her fate.

He said the cabbie sped off with his victim’s handbag, a pair of slippers and an unspecified amount of money which were all in his car.

ASP Addae noted that while investigations were being conducted into the matter, another victim was said to have lodged a complaint at the Sakumono Police Station against the suspect for using the same method to rob and rape her.

On January 19, 2012, the victim, who was walking around Legon in Accra, was said to have spotted the suspect and identified him as the rapist.

 He was immediately arrested by the East-Legon Police in Accra and transferred to the Sakumono District Police Command where he was rearrested.

ASP Addae noted that the suspect would be arraigned when investigations into the matter were concluded.

He admonished the public, especially women, to be mindful of such miscreants and avoid staying out late or walking alone at night.

From Vincent Kubi, Sakumono

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