The police have made the arrest of Israel Kyene Nana Damascus, a man described as a notorious and suspected to have forced himself on four British school girls and their teacher at gunpoint in December 2018.
Damascus, identified as a Nigerian by police sources, was arrested at his hideout at Kasoa in the Central Region on Saturday March 9, 2019.
This follows three months of police investigative work that saw Damascus constantly eluding law officers.
In December 2018, YEN.com.gh carried the story of four girls from Britain and their teacher who were sexually assaulted at gunpoint on a school trip to Ghana.
The victims were allegedly attacked in their hostel-styled accommodation by a man with a rifle while on a trip as volunteers.
A Ghanaian security guard was shot and seriously injured after trying to stop the sickening attack.
The pupils, aged between 16 and 17, flew to Ghana on the trip that was meant to give them the “opportunity to experience life in a developing country”.
The girls and their teacher (names withheld) were reported to be recovering from their ordeal in a British hospital after flying back home the morning following the incident.
They were part of a larger group of ten school children who paid £1,200 (GHC 7,600) each for the trip.
The students on the educational trips are said to have been staying in guesthouses within a “secure walled” compound and gardens a few minutes’ walk from a local beach. The dormitory-style rooms housed up to six guests at a time.
The police are looking to arraign Damascus before the courts as soon as possible. It is not known if he was accompanied in his crime by other people.
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