An Accra Circuit Court has remanded a 42 year old mason labourer, Akwesi Appiah for allegedly defiling an 11 year old girl at Daasalam near Amasaman in Accra.
The accused person has however denied the office.
Appiah was remanded pending further investigations into the matter.
According to the Prosecutor Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Agnes Boafo, the accused person also resides in the same area. On October 29 this year, in the afternoon, the victim and her two younger siblings were in the house when the accused called them.
Prosecution said accused person then gave one of the victim’s younger siblings GH₡5.00 to go and buy Fanta, a non alcoholic beverage.
Soon after the victim’s younger siblings had left, Appiah managed to lure the victim into his room and defiled the victim on a mattress.
While in the act, prosecution said the victim’s siblings returned from their errand and saw the accused and the victim having sex.
Prosecution said after the act, Appiah told the victim not tell anyone but when their mother returned home, the victim’s younger brother let the cat out of the bag.
A report was made to the Police at Amasaman who issued to the victim a medical form to attend t hospital for examination. Later, case was transferred to the Domestic Violence and Victim’s Support Unit, Accra.
During Appiah’s arrest, he denied the offence. Accused is expected to reappear before the court on December 3.
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