[ 2012-08-01 ]
Arthur Paes attempted escaping through Togo but...
Arthur Paes, the millionaire by Netherlands
standards, accused of allegedly defiling a minor
since she was eight years old, is planning to
subtly escape from the police through Togo, a
neighbouring country, according to intelligence
information gathered by the New Crusading Guide.
Arthur Paes is under investigation by the
feet-dragging Police Criminal Investigations
Department (CID) officer, Inspector Isaac Adai,
for allegedly defiling a minor since she was eight
Consequently, the Attorney–General’s (A-G’s)
Department under the signature of Madam Gertrude
Aikins, has issued a letter directing for him to
be arrested, charged and prosecuted but the CID
have developed a cold feet.
The last time Paes tried to travel out of the
country, insiders say he was stopped at the Kotoka
International Airport and warned never to leave
the country until investigations are over but he
would not budge.
Sources close to the Somey Development Chief have
told the paper that they are, and will do all in
their power to get Peas travel out of the country
But Abraham K. Bruce, a consultant to the Paes,
the owner of the plush Africa Royal Hotel at
Nungua, an Accra suburb, has denied the
information reacting that, “Why would he run away?
The man has nothing to hide. He has cooperated
with the police since the case started so why
would he run now?”
Meanwhile, a legal expert at the A-G’s department,
who pleaded anonymity, told the New Crusading
Guide yesterday in reaction to last Friday’s
rejoinder by Peas’ consultant that the girl is not
a minor that, “That assertion is childish. It is
clear in law that when it is established that the
victim was not a minor at the time the incident
happened then the charge changes to rape so that
if Paes is denying that the lady is a minor, at
least he has not denied the fact that he had
carnal knowledge of the girl without her consent,
which makes it rape so, he will be charged for
But in this particular case, the expert continued,
“I have seen the evidence and I know that the girl
was a minor so the Bruce guy must be living in his
own paradise if he says the victim was not a
“We are tired of him blaming the wobbling family
for his woes. Paes must be prosecuted so that if
he has any defence he should go to court and
present it. Nobody manufactured the medical repot
that established that the girl had been defiled,”
the source noted.
The paper however gathered that from next week,
some human rights organizations will wage a
campaign on Paes, in which they shall call on the
security agencies to ensure that he is brought to
book to serve as a deterrent to others.
Interestingly, whilst the police are closing in on
Arthur Paes to prosecute him, he was last spotted
in yesterday’s edition of the Daily Graphic,
signing the book of condolence opened for the late
President John Evan Atta Mills.
Source - The New Crusading Guide
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