Herbalist jailed 15 years for defilement

arrestA herbalist arrested for defiling a girl at Dwease in the Asante-Akim Central Municipality, has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment in hard labour by the Juaso Circuit Court.
Macarthy Amoako pleaded not guilty to the crime.
Police Detective Chief Inspector Birikorang Peasah told the court, presided by Mr. Yusif Asibey, that the incident happened on October 31.
The court heard that the girl and her younger brother went to buy oranges in the evening.
Chief Insp. Peasah said when the convict saw them, standing in front of his house near the lorry park, he invited them to come to him.
Prosecution said the convict introduced himself to them as a herbalist, and asked the victim’s brother to pluck a leaf from a tree, which he turned into a GH¢ 10 note in their presence.
The herbalist told the boy to go home and leave behind his sister, something he initially refused to do, but was forced to exit the place, after the convict threatened to make him go blind.
Amoako lured the victim into his room and forcibly had sex with her.
The girl informed the mother about the ordeal she went through, and the woman reported the case to the police. – GNA

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