The Hohoe Circuit Court has sentenced Ernest
Condobrey, alias Badman, a 19-year-old unemployed, to eight years imprisonment
for defiling a 11-year-old girl.
Condobrey pleaded guilty to the counts of defilement of a girl, indecent assault and threat of death, but pleaded not guilty to the count of conspiracy to commit crime.
Police Inspector George Doe, told the court presided by Mr Yaw Poku Achampong, that the complainant was a trader and mother of the victim, whilst the accused is unemployed.
He said on March 11, 2019, the complainant went to Hohoe Zongo SK Park to attend to her late mother’s funeral, so she took the victim with her.
The prosecutor said the following day, the victim and her sister went to swim in the Danyi River.
Insp Doe said Condobrey and Bala Hamza (still standing trial in the instance case at the court) went to swim and met the victim swimming in the same river.
The prosecution said accused swam towards the victim, grabbed her and had sex with her.
Insp Doe said when Razak, a brother of the victim, went to rescue the victim,
he saw Bala Hamza having sex with the victim, and attempted to arrest convict, with the help of others, but he ran away.
Insp Doe said the police rushed to the scene after they were called on phone and Bala was handed over to them.
The prosecution said the police took Bala to
the police station where he denied committing the offences during interrogation.
Insp Doe said a medical form issued by the police and duly endorsed by a medical officer indicated that the victim was defiled. – GNA