Man granted GH¢100,000 bail for defilement

The Tema Circuit Court ‘B’ yesterday granted GH¢100,000.00 bail with two sureties to a 68-year-old shop keeper, who defiled an 11-year-old Junior High school (JHS) student in Tema.


Robert Gaisie, accused, pleaded not guilty to the charge of defilement, and would re-appear before court on November 6.


Inspector Susana Akpeere told the court presided over by Mrs  Mariama Sammu, that in April 2018, the victim was sent to buy bread and Milo from the shop of the accused at site 9 in Community One, Tema.


The court heard that the accused invited the victim to come through the main gate of the shop for the items, and when the girl entered the shop, the accused pulled her into his room, resulting in a struggle between them.


Insp Akpeere said when the student was overpowered, she shouted for help, but the accused covered her mouth first with his hands, tied her mouth with cloth and had sex with her.


Prosecution said after the act, the accused threatened to kill the girl if she ever disclosed the act to anyone.


Insp Akpeere said when the victim went home she informed her aunt about her ordeal, and the case was reported to the police.

He said a medical form was issued for the girl to attend hospital, and the accused was arrested.


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