A Cape Coast Circuit Court has remanded a 20- year-old unemployed man, Abraham Mensah, into police custody for allegedly defiling an 11-year-old girl.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge of defilement, and the Court, presided by Miss Dorinda Arthur Smith, adjourned the case to Thursday, October 24, 2019.
Sergeant Francisca Nyarko, who prosecuted, told the Court that the complainant is the mother of the victim, and lived in the same vicinity with Abraham at Nkanfoa, a suburb of Cape Coast.
The court heard that on Saturday August 31, 2019, at about 01140 am, Abraham and his accomplice informed the victim that her brother, one Simon was looking for her at their house.
Sgt Nyarko said the victim followed the suspect and accomplice to their house, she was shown the room where her brother was said to be, but when she tried entering the room, Abraham pushed her from behind and locked the door.
Prosecution said the accomplice who is at large took a bottle of akpeteshie bitters and forced it down the throat of the victim in the presence of Abraham. and she became unconscious after taking the alcoholic drink.
Sgt Nyarko said on the same day, complainant had information that the victim was unconscious in Abraham’s room, and asked the girl’s elder sister to look for victim.
Prosecution said the elder sister found Abraham sitting on the mat close to the victim while she lay unconscious.
The incident was reported to the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) and Abraham was arrested, and a medical report form was issued to the victim for medical attention. – GNA