HRRG demands immediate arrest, prosecution of Benjamin Narh Okunor for defilement ￼
The Human Rights Reporters Ghana (HRRG) says it has learned with regret the alleged crime of defilement of two minors of 12 and 14 years allegedly perpetrated by one Benjamin Narh Okunor, a 64-year old foster father of the two victims at Kpone-Bawaleshie in the Greater Accra Region.
The Human Rights organization condemned the act and has called on the Police to deal with the suspect and bring justice to the victims.
”The paedophile, according to media reports, was said to have fled barely two months ago since a case of defilement was filed against him to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Shai-Osudoku Divisional Police Command, Dodowa.
We at HRRG, without mincing words, condemn this perverse act of sexual assault on these poor children as it robs them of their innocence, dignity and infringes on their rights as children as guaranteed by the 1992 Constitution of Ghana. ”
”Per the report exposing the sexual misconduct by Benjamin as seen in the newspaper publication of The Chronicles, we further learn the suspect took advantage of the COVID-19 lockdown period to perpetrate his abusive act and would often pull out a gun to threaten the young victims if they ever disclosed their ordeal.
The HRRG believes this shameful act should not go unpunished. It constitutes a crime as espoused in the Ghana’s Criminal Code, Chapter 6 which addresses matters concerning various sexual offences.”