Corn-miller jailed for defilement

A corn-mill operator, who defiled a 13 –year-old girl at Mallam-Gbawe in Accra, has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court.

Philip Mensah, 25, was convicted on his own plea.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Grace Bandoh said the complainant, the mother of the victim, is a trader residing at Mallam-Gbawe, and the convict also lives within the vicinity and operates his business there.

Chief Insp Bandoh said the complainant travelled and returned on August 12, and at about 6:00pm could not find the victim.

The complainant searched for the girl and in the process she came across some children, who told her that they saw the girl heading towards the convict’s abode.

On her way, the complainant saw Mensah standing in front of his kiosk, and asked whether she has seen the victim, and he said no.

According to the prosecutor, the convict told the complainant that the victim was his girlfriend.

The court head that when the complainant entered the kiosk, she saw her daughter lying on a student mattress.

When the victim was quizzed by her mother, she told her that Mensah had sexual intercourse with her.

A report was made to the Police and medical form was issued to the victim to undergo medical examination.

When Mensah was arrested, he admitted the offence.

GNA

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