[ 2012-06-11 ]
Yutong bus mass rape case: Court sets Amina free
An Accra High Court has thrown out a case brought
against Amina Mohammed in the controversial Yutong
bus mass rape and armed robbery incident last
According to the judge, the prosecution failed to
adduce any evidence to support the charge of
causing fear panic it leveled against the
Amina Mohammed was arrested late last year
following her reported armed robbery and mass rape
incident on a Bawku-bound Yutong bus.
Speaking on Adom FM, she claimed armed robbers
attacked passengers on the bus and forced male
passengers on the vehicle to rape female
passengers, including a father who was made to
rape his 14-year-old daughter.
Police confirmed the armed robbery incident but
denied the rape angle to it.
The story hit the airwaves and print with
government spokespersons accusing the opposition
of fabricating the story to create tension in the
Amina Mohammed was subsequently arrested and
charged with causing fear and alarm contrary to
Section 208 of the Criminal Code.
The investigator for the case Cpl. Issah Mohammed
described Amina’s story as a cock and bull one.
After almost a year prosecuting the case, the
judge upheld an application of no case brought by
lawyers for Amina Mohammed.
Lead counsel for the accused, Prof Ken Attafuah
told Joy News “the court upheld the defence
lawyer’s submission of no case because the
prosecution at the end of its case - after calling
eight solid witnesses - failed to establish a
single element of the two charges leveled against
He said because the prosecution failed to
substantiate any of the allegations “it was not
necessary for Amina to open her defence. In the
result the court has acquitted and discharged
“What it means is that Amina Mohammed has no case
to answer; that she is completely free of the
allegations; she walks home a free woman; that the
state could not and did not succeed in
establishing a single element of the allegations
brought against her beyond reasonable doubt.
Prof Attafuah said Amina Mohammed “is beaming with
smiles” and “feels vindicated” over the matter.
Amina told Joy News she hopes to rebuild herself
now that the outcome of the case has been
She said her marriage and family life generally
had been negatively affected by the case but she
added she had forgiven members of her family who
despised her because of the case.
Source - Joy News
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Dear readers,I cannot understand the judicial, atleast the woman should have charge for defamation of charater because she came out pubblicily to tell the whole nation. So what does it mean lack of evidence. I believe this also another means of embarasing the govt. Add YOUR View here
king.london, king.london 2012-06-11 (15:01:29)