Yemeni Defilement Suspect On The Run

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Family of a 14-year-old girl who was
allegedly defiled by a Yemeni, Mohammed Ould Ibrahim, aka Omar Mohammed in 2017,
has expressed worry about the seeming neglect of the prosecution of the accused
almost two years after the incident.

After the alleged defilement at Haatso
in Accra in December 2017, Omar Mohammed was initially granted bail in the sum
of GH¢30,000 and was said to be reporting to the police pending the
conclusion of investigations.

The docket was later forwarded to the
Attorney General’s Department and the AG advised that further investigations should
be conducted into the matter.

New
Identity

But the accused, who is believed to be
holding a Malian passport in addition to the one from Yemen, has since been on
the run and all efforts to get him have proved futile.

The two persons who stood sureties
for the suspects have failed to produce him.

Sources say the police are struggling
to get the sureties to produce the accused because they (sureties) reportedly have
connections at higher places, including the Ghana Police Service in spite of a warrant
for the arrest of Mohammed Ould Ibrahim.

Family
Concern

The situation has become a source of
worry for the family members of the 14-year-old girl who claim they are being
denied justice.

Since last year, the family has been
raising issues with the way the police have handled the case.

The family alleged that their lives are
in danger because Mohammed is still at large.

They alleged that men suspected to be
close to the accused purportedly launched a gun attack on them, as well as a
Ghanaian businessman, Hassan Zein, who is leading the fight for justice for the
victim.

Victim’s
Lawyer

Speaking at a press conference in
Accra, a private legal practitioner, Justice Abdulai of Crown Legal Bureau, who
is the lawyer for Zein Security, stated that men allegedly close to the suspect
are using death threats to put fear in his client.

According to the lawyer, the businessman
managed to get the suspect arrested after the matter was reported to the Madina
Police in Accra but he was shortly released.

According to the lawyer, the accused is
believed to be hiding in Mali or Benin.

High
Places

The lawyer claimed apart from the
suspect’s ‘connections’ in the Ministry of the Interior, he also has strong
ties with some influential officials at the Malian Embassy in Accra.

The lawyer asserted that the accused allegedly
led gunmen to the offices of his client which negatively affected his business.

The family appealed passionately to the
heads of the security agencies to intervene and ensure justice.



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