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Lance Corporal Isaac Kwaako, a police detective attached to the Nungua District Police Command, has been detained for allegedly raping the wife of his colleague at Nungua.

Corporal Kwaako allegedly lured the victim (name withheld) to his rented private apartment and forcibly had sex with her.

Information gathered at the Nungua District Police Station indicated that the incident occurred on March 18, 2014 at Nungua, near the police station.

The suspect is a friend to the victim?s husband, who is also a Lance Corporal stationed at the Nungua District Police Station.

The victim sells Sobolo, a local drink near the police station, which suspect regularly patronized.

On March 18, 2014, Lance Corporal Kwaako parked his car at the Shell Filling station opposite the police station and called the victim on phone to bring him GH?5 worth of Sobolo.

The victim quickly took the drink to the filling station and gave it to the suspect.

The suspect subsequently asked the victim to accompany him to his house for the money, which she obliged.

When they got to the house, Lance Corporal kwaako dragged the victim to his bedroom and allegedly had sex with her.

After the act, Lance Corporal Kwaako gave the victim an amount of GH?20.00 and asked her to deduct GH?5.00 and use the change as her transport fare to the station.

The victim, who was unhappy with the development, reported the matter to her husband immediately.

The aggrieved husband initially reported the matter to their district commander and upon further interrogation the commander referred the matter to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the same station for investigation.

DSP Freeman Tettey, the Accra Regional Police Public Relations Officer, who confirmed the story, said Lance Corporal Kwaako was currently in custody.

He said medical form was issued to victim for medical attention the same day the matter was reported to the district commander for action to be done.

?Kpeshie DOVVSU has since commenced investigations into the matter and suspect, who is currently being charged for rape, will be sent to court soon.?

According to reports, Lance Corporal Kwaako got married a month ago but was not living with the wife while the victim and the husband were married with a child.

Lance Corporal Kwaako recently rented the apartment.

According to reports, the suspect usually visited the couple.

 By Linda Tenyah

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