Farmer jailed 14 years for sodomy

 The Agona Swedru Cir­cuit Court has sentenced a farmer to 14 years imprisonment in hard labour for sodomising a 13-year-old boy.

The convict, Eric Asiedu, 39, also known as Agya Yaw, pleaded not guilty to the charge of sodomy.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Emmanuel Akunor, told the court, presided over by Mr Jonathan Nunoo, that the victim was a class three pupil at Gomoa Mankessim, near Gomoa Eshiem in the Central Region, while the convict was a resident of the same town.

He said in December, 2021, the victim accompanied Asiedu to harvest coconut for sale.

Sgt Akunor said when the vic­tim fell sick and was taken to the Gomoa Oguaa Health Centre, he (boy) revealed that Asiedu had sex with him (five times) through the anus, at his house.

The court heard that Mr Stephen Ampofo, a Communi­ty Health Nurse, at the Health Centre, reported the case to the police, and the victim was issued with a medical form for exam­ination.

Sgt Akunor said Aseidu was arrested by the police and charged with the offence after investigations. —GNA

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