A 25-year-old farmer has been remanded into police custody for allegedly having sex with a six-year-old girl at Agbogboloshie, in Accra.
Joshua Boyour, who is said to have lured the victim into his room when she went to play with her friends, pleaded not guilty to the charge of defilement.
The gender-based violence court at the Police headquarters presided over by Mrs Abena Amponsah Boasi, has adjourned the case to September 28 and tasked prosecution to file disclosures for trial to commence.
Prosecuting, Detective Chief Inspector Simon Tekpor said that the complainant was a 34-year-old trader, residing at Dansoman, and father of the victim.
The court heard that the victim’s mother worked at Agbogboloshie in Accra and Boyour resided at Agbogboloshie.
According to Chief Insp Tekpor on September 9, this year, at about 7:30 pm, the victim went to play with her friends at where accused resided.
Prosecution said accused allegedly lured the victim to his room, undressed her and had sex with her.
Chief Insp Tekpor said Boyour after the act, warned the victim not to disclose her ordeal to her parents.
The court heard that when the victim went home, the complainant detected that she was walking unusually and when she was quizzed, she said it accused lured her into the room and had sex with her.
A report was made to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit of the Ghana Police Service in Accra and the complainant was given a medical report form to seek medical care for the victim.