A 15-year-old schoolgirl has allegedly been defiled, impregnated by one of the Alhajis who visit the mosque in the Accra Central District.
Narrating her ordeal, the victim told the host of Angel FM’s Anopa Bofoo that the Alhaji, aged about 50 years, raped her in the mosque while she was sleeping in the mosque in the absence of her family.
According to the victim, the man has been forcefully sleeping with her for the past year without the knowledge of her parents.
“I sleep outside but because it was drizzling and it was at a late hour, I spread a mat in the mosque and slept. While there, he came and muffled me with his hand and slept with me,” she told Kofi Adoma Nwanwani on the show.
She said: “There is a tree on the compound right at the entrance of the house. Anytime I sleep there at night, he comes to sleep with me. And he threatened to throw me and my family out of the house so I kept it a secret.
Speaking to one of the relatives of the victim, she said, “I realized she has been spitting about and I joke with it asking whether she was pregnant, but she always replied that it was because she hadn’t brushed her teeth. She’s been falling sick quite frequently within the same period making her abstain from school.
“There is an elderly man who has been taking care of her and her elder sister who is now in boarding school. He asked her to bring a sample of her urine for laboratory testing to ascertain the cause of her illnesses and that was when we found out that she was pregnant,” she narrated.