A former Attorney General Marietta Brew-Appiah Oppong said because the case was reported immediately after the incident it is much easier to gather evidence against the suspect.
Marietta Brew-Appiah Oppong told Accra-based Joy FM that investigations can be done properly since the case got an immediate response.
“Very often by the time you become aware of a situation like this, the time has elapsed and evidence is lost and it becomes very difficult to follow up on it. That is why we are very keen on following up on this one to make sure the proper investigation and prosecution is done,” she said.
She said she first the news of the incident on social media and had to personally go to the airport police station to get first-hand information.
Police in East Legon arrested a Lebanese national for allegedly raping his 19-year-old house help at Airport Hills residential area in Accra.
The suspect, Haddad Rabih, was arrested around 11:45 pm on Sunday after he was said to have forcibly had sex with the victim around 5 pm on Saturday in the absence of his wife and other occupants of his household.
According to the victim whose name has been withheld, last Saturday’s event was the fourth time the suspect had raped her.
She said the suspect threw her out of the room after raping her twice on Saturday and she bled profusely.
She was, however, able to get help from some police officers on duty at a nearby house, who arrested the suspect and took him to the Airport Police Station.
But a policewoman on duty led the team back to the suspect’s house and allegedly took GH¢350 from the suspect as the salary for the victim for the month of November 2017and gave it to her.
The victim subsequently packed her belongings out of the suspect’s home and went to her father’s.
She was, however, advised to report the matter to the East Legon District Police Command a day after the incident, where she was given a medical report on Sunday to undergo a medical examination.