The alleged victim in a case involving a 26-year-old woman, Queeny Akuffo, who has been charged with raping another woman has told the Accra Circuit that she was not in any intimate relationship with the accused prior to the incident.
The 22-year-old victim told the court on Wednesday that she carried out chores for the accused and on the day that the incident occurred, she was invited by the accused to cook for her.
Queeny has pleaded not guilty to a charge of rape and has been granted bail by the court, presided over by Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku.
She is said to have sedated Amoakwa, who is her neighbour and raped her with an artificial penis, otherwise called a dildo at Ablekuma in the Ga West District of Greater Accra.
At Wednesday’s hearing, counsel for the accused, Mr Andrews Kudzo Vortia, suggested that the victim was fully aware of what to expect when she heeded to the accused’s call, adding that “the victim had fore knowledge of what will transpire at the house and thus could not say that she was raped by the victim.’’
In response, the victim informed the court that she went to the house of the accused because she normally helped with her house chores for a fee and not “to engage in any sexual activity with her.’’
She added that she accepted the drink that was offered to her by the accused because “I did not think it will lead to something bad.”
The case was, however, adjourned to March 15, 2016, for the continuation of the cross-examination of other witnesses.
The courtroom was full with sympathisers of both the accused and the alleged victim.
It will be recalled that during the court sitting on February 12, 2016, sympathisers of Queeny attacked journalists for taking pictures of her.
The facts of the case are that on January 25, 2016, the victim was on her way to buy food for her son when she received an invitation to visit Queeny.
According to the prosecution, the victim quickly went home to attend to her son before she honoured the invitation.
When she entered Queeny’s house, she was ushered into the sitting room, where Queeny offered her a glass of Vodka, but she declined.
However, Queeny convinced her to take it with the explanation that it was non-alcoholic.
After she had taken the drink, the victim realised she was becoming tipsy but Queeny assured her it was normal.
“Later, Queeny sent her sister who lived with her to buy two bottles of beer which they consumed”, the prosecution said.
The victim passed out after taking the beer only for her to wake up the next day in her own house.
According to the prosecution, it was later that the victim realised that Queeny drugged and raped her with an artificial penis and recorded the act.