Pastor Defiles Daughter, 12

The 43-YEAR-OLD Pastor of the Grace Power House Ministry, in Accra, has been remanded in prisons custody by an Accra gender-based court for defiling his 12-year-old daughter.

Ebenezer Asare Kumi, the biological father of the victim, is said to have committed the act when his wife was in labour at the Ridge hospital, in Accra.

He pleaded not guilty to incest and defilement, when he appeared before the court, presided over by Sedinam Agbemava. He will re-appear on January 8, 2014.

The facts of the case, as presented to the court by Assistant Superintendent of Police, (ASP) Sarah Acquah, were that the victim lived with her father (Kumi) and his wife at Asofan Ofankor, a suburb of Accra.

Last year, Kumi, in the absence of his wife, went to the victim’s room where she was sleeping with two of her siblings and forcefully had sexual intercourse with her, and warned her not to tell anybody or else he would kill her.

Victim did not disclose her ordeal to anyone, but later developed a problem in one of her limbs which affected her walking.

On November 30, victim was admitted to the Ridge Hospital and a medical examination on her revealed  she had been  defiled.

Victim, confessed she had been defiled but refused to disclose the name of the accused, for fear of dying.

She later told her mother that it was the accused who forcefully had sexual intercourse with her. By Agnes Opoku Sarpong

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