Now this is the third time he's raping. Under Sharia he'd be dead, and other future rapists would think twice before commiting a crime.
BARELY TWO weeks after being freed from cells after allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl, Pastor Richard Addo, a self-styled man of God has been re-arrested by the police for purportedly raping another lady- a 22-year old.
This was the third time the self-styled man of God had been arrested by the police for alleged sexual crimes against his female victims.
Earlier, he had been nabbed by the Adenta District Police Command for allegedly inserting his fingers into the private parts of five women under the pretext of praying for them in February this year.
The self-styled man of God was arrested after one of the women boldly reported the incident to the police. He was also said to have charged the women various amounts of money ranging from GH¢150 to GH¢200.
Pastor Addo, according to the latest victim who resides at Kasoa in the Central Region, inserted a bottle of anointing oil into her vagina, after which he went on to rape her.
Confirming the story to Daily Guide, the Commander in charge of the Kpeshie Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service, DSP Margaret S. Agbemabiese, said the victim resides at Kasoa while the suspect lives at Nungua.
On the morning of June 14, 2011, the victim received a phone call from the suspect who identified himself as a pastor. Pastor Addo then told the victim that God had revealed an issue concerning her to him. Pastor Addo then asked the victim to see him as soon as possible and that the issue was serious.
He urged her to bring along a bottle of olive oil for purification as well. When the victim got to the Nungua lorry station, the suspect met her on the way and consequently took her to his house.
After a short conversation between them, the suspect told the young woman that there was an evil spirit pursuing her and that he would try to exorcise it. He then asked her to remove all her clothes while he smeared the oil on her body as part of the purification process.
Initially, the victim said she became suspicious and declined to undress, but Addo allegedly forcibly grabbed her and removed her dress.
The suspect then pushed her onto his mattress and smeared the olive oil on her stomach. The next thing the victim realized was that Pastor Addo had taken the whole bottle of anointing oil and pushed it into her vagina, claiming that he was purifying her womb as well.
Not satisfied, Addo then removed the bottle of oil from the victim’s vagina and this time inserted his penis in a forcible sexual encounter. After satisfying himself sexually, Addo left the traumatized lady to her fate and walked out of the room.
The victim called a witness to narrate the incident and subsequently reported the matter to the police. A medical report was issued but the police could not apprehend the suspect until September 30, 2011 when Richard Addo was arrested for having committed a similar offence with regard to another lady.
The suspected rapist had since been remanded into police custody by an Accra circuit court awaiting trial.