If you are a man hoping to win a case against a woman or a number of women who may have raped you, then you would probably have to forget it as the law doesn’t favor adult male rape victims.
This revelation was made on The Late Afternoon Show on GHOne TV on Monday when the host posed a question to her guest and legal practitioner, George Tetteh-Wayo wondering if a man can be raped.
According to the lawyer, “rape is in respect of a female: carnal knowledge of a female who is not less than 16 years, that is according to section 97 of the 1960 constitution.” He added, “in the law its clear, there’s no mention of male.”
Although the law doesnt specifically cater for males in the context of rape, in section 101 of the same act “if a person has sexual intercourse with a child who is below 16 years the sex of the child doesnt matter and that falls under defilement”
His assertions were backed by Chief Superintendent Owusua Kyeremeh, National Coordinating Director for DOVVSU who run us through the process by which alleged perpetrators are brought to book.
She mentioned that “it is impossible for a man (ie. male above the age of 16) to charge someone with rape.”
The Late Afternoon Show delves into social issues, real life stories and lifestyle from the point of the young, fun and vibrant adult. With a mixed bag of everything that is discussed among the new generation, the show tends to identify with the emotions of people whiles seeking to answer often asked questions on health, wealth, fashion, cuisine, entertainment and more. The idea is to have a show that borders on all aspects of life to cater for various age brackets depending on their mood and interest.
It airs every Monday and Friday at 4pm on GHOne TV and DSTV CH361 with a repeat at 10pm and 9pm on the same days respectively.