Man granted GH¢10,000 bail for defilement

A Tarkwa circuit court has granted a 30 year-old farmer, Yaw Asumadu, GH¢10,000 bail, with two sureties, for allegedly defiling a 12-year old girl.

Asumadu, who pleaded not guilty to the charge of defilement, would appear again before the court on Monday, September 17, 2018.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Faustina Celestina Anaman, told the court that, the victim lives with her parents at Akotom, with the accused also residing in the same village.

She said a month ago the victim’s mother asked her to fetch cocoa yam suckers from the accused after close of school.

Chief Inspector Anaman said the victim invited two of her colleagues to accompany her to Asumadu’s farm.

The prosecutor said when they arrived, the accused person sent the victim’s friends to go and harvest sugarcane from a nearby farm.

Asumadu then took the victim to a single room on his farm where he keeps his goat and had sex with her on a ‘lazy chair,’ after which he offered her GH¢2.00.

She said days later, the victim’s mother sent her again to go and thank the accused person after school.

The accused took advantage and had sexual intercourse with the victim again, after which he offered her another GH¢2.00 and warned her not to inform anyone.

A week later, Chief Inspector Anaman said Asumadu met the victim while she was on her way to the farm and demanded to have sex with her, but she declined and he threatened to kill her if she told anyone of the affair.

The prosecutor told the court that the victim later started experiencing severe pains whenever she attended to nature’s call and informed her mother about her ordeal.

She said a complaint was lodged with the police and the accused was subsequently arrested and a medical form was issued to the victim to seek medical attention. -GNA


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