An 80-year-old shea butter vendor is being treated at the Ajumako District Government Hospital after being dragged into a bush and mercilessly raped at knifepoint by a young man.
According to reports, the octogenarian was sexually assaulted by a perpetrator believed to be a notorious criminal at Etsii Sonkwa in the Ajumako Enyan Essiam District of the Central Region.
The victim was traveling from Etsii Sonkwa to Ofabil, a nearby community, with the intention of collecting money from those who had purchased some of her shea butter and owed her when she was assaulted, according to Kasapa News.
The victim is said to have met Kobina Nyame, the suspect, on her way to her debtors. Nyame is said to be a well-known felon and marijuana user. He pulled a knife on the defenseless elderly woman and threatened to kill her if she didn’t have sex with him. He then dragged her into a nearby bush and forced sex on her.
Kobina Nyame warned her to keep her ordeal secret or risk being killed the next time he met her after satisfying his strange sexual thirst. The woman was lost on her way home when she encountered a man on a motorcycle who picked her up. Despite the rapist’s warning, she told the motorcycle rider about her ordeal, and he informed a local assembly member.