Two Men Charged With Rape After British Schoolgirls And Teacher Assaulted On School Trip To Ghana

Two men have been charged with offences including rape over an attack on a group of British schoolgirls and their teacher in Ghana. The UK pupils were on a trip to the African country on December 8 when armed men broke into their accommodation.The teenagers and their teacher were seriously sexually assaulted at gunpoint and their possessions were stolen. A security guard was shot and seriously injured after trying to stop the attack. Ghanaian police have now charged two men. Ishmael Akyene, 34, a Ghanaian national, is accused of 14 counts of robbery, one count of rape, one count of conspiracy to rape, one count of possession of a firearm, one count of possession of an instrument intended for unlawful entry and one count of money laundering. Daniel Akpan, 29, a Nigerian national, faces the same charges except he is accused of two counts of rape. Both men were remanded in custody in Ghana. UK and Ghanaian police are working to find a third suspect.Photo Credit: Getty


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