Prison Officer Accused Of Rape

Afia Adomah

Afia Adomah showing bruises on her body

THE MANAGEMENT of the Kumasi Central Prisons has started investigations into a case where a prison officer is being accused of attempted rape.

Afia Adomah, 30, a native of Tepa in the Ashanti Region, has accused Lance Corporal Adomako Blange of trying to rape her in a hotel room.

She alleged that she struggled before she was able to free herself from the Prison officer who was bent on satisfying his libido.

The case was brought to light through the investigative work of ‘Saman Secret Services.’

The Ashanti Regional PRO, Prisons Service, ASP James Annang, confirmed on Kessben FM – a Kumasi-based radio station – that the matter was being investigated by his outfit.

He however, stated that it was too early to draw conclusions on the “dicey” case.

Adomah said on Kessben FM that she visited her fiancée, one Kofi Fofie, who is serving a jail term at the Kumasi Prisons, recently.

She said Lance Corporal Adomako, who was in mufti, asked where she came from and “I replied that I came from Tepa.”

Adomah maintained that the officer again asked who she was coming to visit “and I replied that he is called Kofi Fofie, my fiancée.”

She claimed that Lance Corporal Adomako Blange described Kofi Fofie as a “nice person” who usually repairs the footwear of the prison officers.

Lance Corporal Adomako then told Adomah to follow him (Adomako) to his house so that whenever she wants help for her jailed fiancée, she could come there.

Adomah said instead of taking her to his house, the officer took her to a guest house for a short interaction.

When they entered the room, she alleged, the prison officer locked the door and threw the keys under the bed.

She said Lance Corporal Adomako told her that he wanted to have carnal knowledge of her, and this gave rise to a struggle between them.

Adomah said that in the course of the struggle, Lance Corporal Adomako used his nails to scratch her body, adding that the bed on which they were struggling even collapsed.

According to her, she reported the matter to the authorities at the Kumasi Central Prisons and was waiting for an action to be taken against the prison officer.

Commenting on the issue, ASP James Annang said his outfit was not treating the matter with kid’s glove since it involves rape, which is a criminal offence.

He said Lance Corporal Adomako Blange used to work at the Kumasi Central Prison but he had been transferred about one month ago.

ASP Annang noted that it was too early to draw conclusion since the victim said that the purported rapist was in mufti.

He explained that it could be that someone posed as Lance Corporal Adomako just to take undue advantage of the lady.

The Prisons PRO said the authorities in Kumasi would make sure that the law took its course.

He said Lance Corporal Adomako would be invited to Kumasi to assist in investigations, adding that he would not be spared if he was found palpable.

FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi



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