[ 2012-07-10 ]
Lawyer for the students, Mr Dafiamekpor
13 Legon students discharged in sexual assault case
A Circuit Court has discharged 13 students of the
University of Ghana who were accused of sexually
assaulting a lady on campus.
The suspects were discharged for wont of
Early last year, some students of the University
were captured on video manhandling a lady they
accused of stealing a laptop and a mobile phone.
They stripped her naked and inserted their fingers
into her private parts as she tried in vain to
stop the assault.
The lady named only as Amina was rescued by one
security officer at the university.
Thirteen students were arrested and sent to court
on charges of assault and unlawful harm.
Counsel for the accused Rockson Dafiamekpor told
Joy News after almost 16 months the prosecution
had failed to make a case against his clients.
He said the complainant has also never been to
court since the case was put before court.
According to him, there had been one adjournment
after another forcing the judge to discharge the
Source - MyjoyOnline
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