pEmmanuel Agbi, 72, also known as Agbotadua, a farmer, has appeared before a Ho circuit court for defiling a nine-year-old girl.
He has pleaded not guilty to the charge and was granted bail to reappear on September 9, 2019.
Police Inspector Agnes Ahiable, prosecuting, told the court presided by Mrs Pricilla Dikro Ofori that the complainant in the case is a trader and resident of Adedome, near Kpetoe, in the Volta Region, whilst the accused is a farmer and resident of the same town.
Prosecution said in July, 2019, accused lured the victim into his room at Adedome under the pretence of giving her money, and had unprotected sexual intercourse with her.
Inspt Ahiable said the accused asked the victim not to scream or tell anyone about the ordeal, and further asked her to go and come at a later day for GH¢2.00.
The court heard that on August 5, 2019, at about 8am whilst the victim was going to visit her elder brother, who was living behind the house of the accused, she met the accused who again lured her into his room and had sexual intercourse without giving her the money he promised her.
The prosecution said the victim narrated her ordeal to a playmate, a witness in the case, who saw her coming out of the room of the accused.
Inspt Ahiable said on August 6, 2019 at about 8am the complainant overheard the witness discussing the issue with her playmate and she confronted them, and the witness narrated the incident to her.
Prosecution said the complainant asked the victim about the case and she confirmed that accused had sexual intercourse with her.
Complainant reported the case to the police and
the victim was issued a police medical form to go for treatment at the
Ho Teaching Hospital.
The prosecution said the accused was subsequently arrested, and in his investigative caution statement, he admitted to the offence and was charged accordingly. – GNA