At the end of the day we shout on top of our lungs that Ghana has done well in projecting the ideals of Freedom and Justice as espoused in our 1992 Constitution, but I will call it beautiful nonsense, because there is no freedom and justice in Ghana. As I write this post my eyes are filled with tears for the six year old girl who has been raped repeatedly by her 27 year old uncle in Edumfa in the Central Region. It will shock you to the marrow to know that the family of this 6 year old girl knew she was always being defiled by her uncle but they kept mute about it as they feared it might tarnish the image and reputation of the family. Reputation my foot, to hell with the reputation of this family. It will also shock you to know that the police personnel in that particular locality knew this rapist as a wanton sex offender, but will never effect his arrest though evidence was presented several times but they never lifted a finger to help this innocent girl.
Another beautiful nonsense moment was when a friend, Ekumfi Kane happened to be in that locality and got wind of the libidinous atrocities of this sexual predator, he wanted to effect his arrest but the girl’s family and the people in the locality will not lift a finger until he placed a bounty of 200Gh on him. You see what money can do to the human being? Your guess is as good as mine. This sexual predator met his “meeter” on that particular day as my friend will not compromise on his ideals of seeking justice for the 6 year old girl despite being pressured by the family to drop the case. He was finally arrested and processed for court in Cape Coast.
Another beautiful nonsense moment in this country of ours is that, the police tried everything possible to frustrate Ekumfi Kane but he will not budge as he made sure the case got national attention through some of us on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Why should a CID personnel tell you to give him money for phone credit because he does not have credit on his phone? Just because you are interested in seeing to the logical conclusion of a case. Why is it that an interested party (someone who initiated and even help effect the arrest of a wanton rapist) will not be informed of the particular court in which this case was to be adjudicated? Is this the Ghana that our forefathers struggled to build? We are following this case closely and any attempt to circumvent the case in favor of the rapist with another Beautiful Nonsense moment, we will advise ourselves by forming the equivalent of the “Pink Sticks” (an Indian anti-rape organization) here just to put the fear of God into the lives of the libidinous characters who prey on women and small girls in our communities. Such visits will surely send a message to throughout the whole country that we will not sit down and tolerate such characters who put the future of our women and children at risk. A little advice to all parents, please make your children your friends, be closer to them and they will tell you everything that happens to them at school, in the home and wherever they may be in your absence. We need proper Freedom and Justice in this country and not this fake Beautiful Nonsense of a “Freedom and Justice” being bandied around with nothing to show for it. Where is the Freedom, where is the Justice? #Justice4Patience