Asem Dragged To Police Over Rape
Hip-hop musician Asem has been invited to report to the Ministries Police Station today to help in investigations into allegations that he had drugged, defiled and impregnated a minor in her first year at an Accra-based Senior High School.
Asem, known in private life as Nana Wiafe Asante Mensah, was recently reported to have lured a school girl into his Achimota home and had sex with her while she was intoxicated by a drug he allegedly put in her drink.
The music star has denied the allegations and given hints that he intends to pursue the matter in court.
Lynx Entertainment, the record label handling Asem, has also issued a press statement distancing him from the alleged crime.
NEWS-ONE gathered that though Asem was originally asked to report last Wednesday, he did not honour the police invite.
Reports say a gentleman who turned up at the police station and introduced himself as a brother of Asem's was not allowed to represent him at the meeting. The meeting was thus rescheduled to this morning.
A police source says Editor of Flex entertainment newspaper, Samuel Baah, who was also invited over the same issue, had his statement taken but was asked to return on Friday because Asem did not turn up.
Flex, a fortnight ago, carried a story to the effect that Asem had forcefully had sex with the teenage student by name Queenie and impregnated her in the process.
The matter became complicated when Queenie and her biological mother disagreed over her real age. The alleged victim claims to be seventeen (17) but her mother is swearing heaven and earth the girl is fifteen (15).
Interestingly, both daughter and mum say the alleged pregnancy had been aborted and that they did not report the alleged defilement when it occurred in 2010.
'I liked Asem as a music star so I decided to visit him at his Achimota residence one day as a friend….When I got to his house, he gave me a drink and before I knew it I was feeling dizzy in the process.
I thought I was just feeling sleepy naturally so I allowed myself to sleep. I only woke up and realized that my virginity had been broken with blood on me.
'That was when I knew I had been raped. I could not tell my mum who happens to be a teacher in a Senior High School since she would not have taken it kindly.
I only went to the Maamobi Polyclinic and the doctor told me I was pregnant. I told Asem I was pregnant but he did not mind me till even now, though I hid it from my mum.'
Asem studied Communications at the Ghana Institute of Journalism and had his secondary education at St. Peter's Senior High School.
He is currently one of the best artistes on the Lynx Entertainment record label and is celebrated for hit songs like 'Give Me Blow', '2010 Filla', 'Wu B3 Da Ntem', 'No More Kpayor', 'School De Be' and 'Pigaro'.