An ex-Police Lance Corporal, Paapa Nyaba, who was accused of kissing an eight year old girl at Pokuase is said to have escaped from the Accra Psychiatric Hospital.
Prosecuting, Detective Inspector Kofi Atimbire told the court that the information was given to him by the case investigator when he went to check on the accused person.
The court had earlier on ordered that Nyaba should be sent to the Psychiatric Hospital for medical attention after he had made certain gestures while in the dock.
The court presided over by Mrs Rita Agyeman- Budu ordered the Police to obtain official documents of the accused person’s escape.
The matter was therefore adjourned to September 24.
Nyaba, charged with indecent assault, has however denied the offence.
The court admitted Nyaba to bail in the sum of GH₡2,000.00 with one surety.
Prosecuting Detective Inspector Atimbire told the court that the victim’s mother was the complainant, and that, the accused person resides at Pokuase Mayera in Accra.
Prosecution said in February this year, at about 1430 hours, the complainant sent the victim to buy him groundnuts from a nearby provision shop.
On entering the shop where Nyaba was also buying biscuit from; Nyaba placed his hand on the victim’s shoulders and asked her if her father was a policeman and demanded to know her name.
The Prosecution said the accused person suddenly grabbed the victim’s cheek with his two hands and kissed her passionately on her lips and told the victim that she was beautiful.
Detective Inspector Atimbire said after the act the victim informed her mother who led her to identify the accused person.
Nyaba was picked up by the people around and handed over to the Police at Tesano. Nyaba however denied the offence during interrogation.
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