Tamale District Court, presided over by His Worship Mr. William Twumasi Appiah, has sentenced 28-year-old spiritualist Adam Arafat to seven years of forced labor for raping an 11-year-old girl in Tamale.
In January 2020, through a television and radio commercial, spiritualist Adam Arafat forced the victim’s mother to travel from Bawku to Tamale to seek spiritual help from him. During the consultation, the victim’s mother was reportedly asked to purchase items to aid the spiritual process. In her absence, the spiritualist defiled the eleven-year-old girl in the shrine.
Adam Arafat was subsequently arrested by police and brought to justice after the Tamale Teaching Hospital examined the victim. After a year and a half of proceedings, the court found Adam Arafat guilty of defilement.
The Northern Regional Coordinator for the Domestic Violence Support and Victim Aid Unit, DSP Emmanuel Holortu, made the reveal in an interview with GHOne News.