Tema Regional Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) of
the Ghana Police Service, has arrested a suspected paedophile at
Kpone-Kokompe near Tema for performing oral sex on boys.
Amegaji who has lost count of his victims said, he had practised the act in many countries including Nigeria, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Chad and Cote D’Ivoire.
Mawuli Amegaji, a 45-year-old mason, and a native of Aveve in Togo,
was arrested at about 0530 hours on Tuesday morning at his residence at
Kpone-Kokompe. This followed a report made to the Kpone Police by the
father of the victims, aged eight and eleven. Assistant Superintendent
of Police (ASP) Rebecca Nyamah, Tema Regional DOVVSU Co-ordinator, told
the Ghana News Agency that the father of the victims received
information from neighbours that for some time now, they had been
seeing his two sons in the residence of the suspect who was known for
such acts. ASP Nyamah stated that upon intensive questioning, the
victims who initially refused to confide in their father, narrated
their ordeal to him.
She said according to the victims, the suspect sucked their sex organs while he masturbated.
After the act, Amegaji gave to his victims monies ranging from 50 pesewas to one Ghana cedis, candies and at times footballs.
The DOVVSU Co-ordinator indicated that Amegaji bolted into the bush
and when caught up with, he struggled with policemen resulting in the
injury of some of personnel and victims’ father.
ASP Nyamah said, upon interrogation, Amegaji confessed having
committed the offence, and disclosed that he saw the boys as women
during the act.
Amegaji told the Ghana News Agency that he started the act at the
age of 13, and as a result, he was not married, neither has he children.
He said he had no sexual feeling for women due to the satisfaction
he derives from either sucking the penis, or having anal sex with boys
between the ages of eight and 12.
Amegaji who has lost count of his victims said, he had practised the
act in many countries including Nigeria, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Chad
and Cote D’Ivoire.
He indicated that he had earlier served three-months imprisonment in
Ghana for a similar offence adding he had lived in Ghana for the past
His arrest came barely a month after the imprisonment of Patrick
Kent Labash, a 65-year-old retired American teacher, who defiled seven
children at Adjomankope near Sege in the Dangme East District, which is
under the jurisdiction of the Tema Regional Police Command.
The GOVVSU Co-ordinator called on the public to volunteer
information on activities of people who molested children sexually, as
the Police were determined to deal with such miscreants.