Legon Students’ Rapist In Hot Waters


The woes of a suspected fraudster deepened yesterday at the Legon District Police Command when three students of the University of Ghana accused him of raping them.

Emmanuel Kessie, 25, according to the ladies who are mainly level 100 students, introduced himself as a prophet and after ‘prophesying’ to them, lured them out of the school campus and had carnal knowledge of them under the pretext of praying for them.

Kessie was arrested on November 13, 2015 for allegedly defrauding a 19-year-old level 100 student after ‘prophesying’ that an accident awaited her and the mother.

He took an amount of GH¢50 from the victim and further asked her to present two of her laptops to him as part of the rituals.

The victim, upon entering her hostel to pick the laptops, was asked by her friends to feign interest while they inform the police.

The Legon police swiftly went in to apprehend him to assist in investigating the matter.

Confirming the story to DAILY GUIDE, ASP Favour Fleischure Ackon, Legon Police District Crime Officer, said Emmanuel Kessie was initially arrested for fraud.

Emmanuel Kessie in police custody
He said on November 13, 2015, at about 9:30 pm, the victim was on the way to Akuafo Hall – where she resides – and met Kessie and one other person (currently at large).

Kessie’s accomplice then introduced him (Kessie) to the lady as a prophet and asked her to do whatever he tells her.

Suspect then told the victim that God had revealed it to him that accident awaited her and the mother.

To avert the calamity, the suspect allegedly told the victim to give him the afore-mentioned money to enable him pray over the issue to avert it.

He also asked the victim to pray and fast for three days but she must beware of friends.

According to the victim, Kessie told her that when she brought the laptops, they would pray the Lord’s Prayer three times and perform other rituals over them and that when she started the computers, the faces of her detractors would appear on the screens.

Upon wise counsel, the victim decided against presenting the laptops and her friends reported the matter, leading to the arrest of Kessie.

Upon interrogation, he admitted having received the money from the victim but denied his involvement in the scam.

While in police custody, an identification parade was organized and three other victims who claimed to have been defrauded and raped by some fraudulent men of God who often loitered around the campus, identified Emmanuel Kessie as the one who raped them.

He would be sent to court for prosecution.
The crime officer advised students to be cautious of the activities of these fraudsters.

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By Linda Tenyah-Ayettey


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