Teenager Jailed 7yrs For Defilement

court_emblemAn Accra Gender base Violence Court yesterday sentenced a 19 year old teenager to seven years imprisonment for defiling a 7 year old girl.

Paul Agbekeme, a driver’s mate, pleaded guilty to the charge of defilement and was convicted on his own plea.

He is said to have forcefully lured the victim into his sister’s room at Teshie and had sex with her.

Prosecuting, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Madam Sarah Acquah told the court, presided over by Mrs Sedina Agbemeva   that the complainant was the mother of the victim and she lived in the same vicinity with the convict at Teshie.

According to her, during the latter part of 2013, the complainant and her daughter together with the convict and his sister lived in the same room.

She said one morning, the complainant and his sister left for work leaving the victim and her two siblings in the house.

She said the convict, realizing the absence of the complainant and his sister deliberately sent the two siblings of the victim to go and charge his mobile phone for him.

Moment after they had left, the convict forcibly lured the victim into the room and had sexual intercourse with her and asked her to keep the as secret.

The prosecutor said the act persisted until early January when complainant took the victim to Kejebi in the Volta Region to stay with her grandmother.

However, on May, 2014, the victim started falling sick and when she was questioned by the grandmother, she disclosed that the convict had had intercourse with her when she was in Accra, mentioning his popular name as “Fo-Kudjo”

ASP Acquah said the grandmother upon hearing the story, called the complainant to come to Kejebi.

The complainant brought the victim to LEKMA Hospital for treatment after which authorities advised her to lodge a report at the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the police at Nungua.

A medical report form was issued to the victim’s mother to take her daughter to hospital.

The convict was later arrested and after investigations he admitted the offence. By Sandra Aklikpe-Osei & Bridget Aazore Yuora

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