Labourer remanded for defiling 8-year-old girl

A twenty year-old labourer, Gideon Ntaah, has been remanded into police custody by the Enchi District Magistrate Court for allegedly defiling an 8-year-old class two girl.


Although Ntaah was charged for defilement, his plea has not been taken and he would reappear in Court on Tuesday 16, October 2018.


Prosecuting, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ebenezer Anim Ofori, told the presiding judge, Mr Eric Baah Boateng, that the complainant, is the victim’s mother, and she resides in the same compound house at Akuoboi, near Enchi with the accused person.


According to the prosecution, the wife of the accused often visited the complainant to watch television programmes in her living room.


DSP Ofori said on September 21, this year, at about 1600 hours, the complainant was cooking in her kitchen, and the victim together with her friends and Ntaah’s wife were watching a television programme in her living room.


The prosecution said Ntaah joined them and moments later Ntaah’s wife and the victim’s friends decided to take leave from the living room.


DSP Ofori said thenaccused took advantage of the situation and had sexual intercourse with the girl after, which he warned her not to reveal her ordeal to anyone, and bolted.


The court heard that later, the victim complained of pain in her abdomen and private part and when the complainant was bathing her, she interrogated the victim, who revealed that Ntaah had sex with her.


On September 24, the complainant reported the case to the Enchi Police and she was issued a medical form to send the victim to the hospital for examination and report.


DSP Ofori said the complainant returned the medical form to the Police, which indicated that the victim had been defiled.


He said that, the complainant and the victim led the police to arrest Ntaah. – GNA


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