A 39-year- old priest of the Anglican Church, Rev. Fr Emmanuel Quartey, was on Monday remanded in prison custody when he appeared before a Cape Coast Circuit Court for allegedly raping a 20-year-old woman.
His plea was not taken and will be re-arraigned on December 11.
Chief Inspector Ockom told the court presided over by Mrs. Eva Bannerman Williams that on Sunday October 17 Hannah, a resident of Siwdo in Cape Coast approached Rev. Quartey to help her break a blood covenant she had with her boyfriend.
Rev. Fr Quartey agreed to help her and asked Hannah to meet him on October 18 in a hotel in Elmina.
She complied and met Rev. Fr Quartey in one of the rooms where he forcibly had sex with her and warned her not to tell anyone or she would die.
The prosecution said out of fear the victim kept the incident to herself until November 6 when she broke her silence and informed her elder sister about it.
A complaint was made on November 8 at the Cape Coast Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) and the accused was arrested.