The poor woman identified only as Gladys said she thought it necessary to travel from the Northern part of Ghana to the Oti Region after learning that her husband had been arrested and detained there.
However, having found no secure place to spend the night, she thought sleeping at the police barracks would be safer. She then asked a police officer for help and he provided her with a room to sleep in.
“In my mind, I knew I would be safer in a police station so I asked the police officer for a place to lay my head so I can follow the case the next morning, and indeed he provided me with one,” she said on Nhyira FM’s Obra show.
The very police officer who offered her the room returned later in the night to forcefully have sex with her against her will.
“He came to my room when I was still awake, lifted me from the plastic chair I was sitting on and tore my dress. He raped me countless times; all night long until I became weak. I cried my eyes out after the ordeal,” Gladys narrated amidst tears.
Gladys said that the police officer threatened to aggravate her husband’s plight if she disclosed her ordeal to anyone, and she complied out of desperation to secure freedom for her husband.
When the police officer was called on the same show to respond to the accusation, he admitted to having sex with Gladys but claimed it was consensual.
According to him, the woman had told her that the man in detention was only her boyfriend and not husband.
Fortunately, Gladys’ husband of 20 years, Kwabena is vouching for her that she would never deliberately cheat on her as the police officer sought to suggest.
It is unclear if the police hierarchy in the Oti region is investigating the matter to bring the errant officer to book.
Watch the interview below: