Woman jailed for aiding incest between her children
5/21/2012 10:30:13 PM -
A 50-year-old woman, Francisca Hackman has been sentenced to 7 years imprisonment by the Cape Coast Circuit Court for aiding and abetting incest involving her two children.
According to Joy FM's Central regional correspondent, Richard Kojo Nyarko, Madam Hackman was jailed for aiding the marriage between her 19-year old daughter and her 22-year-old son.
The two children, Kweku Mensah, a driver's mate and Ama Esumaba, unemployed, pleaded not guilty to the charge of incest.
The court therefore remanded Kweku Mensah to prison custody whereas Ama was granted bail of Ghc 2,000 with one surety due to the fact that she was nursing a baby.
Prosecuting Chief Inspector Francis Ockom told the court, Mensah and the sister who reside in the same area, Abora-Abaka in the Abora-Asebu-Kwamankese District of the Central region have been having sex for about two years with the support of their mother.
He explained that one of the daughters who heard about the sexual relationship of her siblings, confronted the mother who warned her to keep quiet on the issue.
The Chief Prosecutor added the relationship between the two siblings resulted in a pregnancy which was aborted due their mother's persuasion.
He narrated that the sexual relationship continued between the two siblings after the abortion and this resulted in another pregnancy leading to the birth of the six-week old boy.
Chief Inspector Ockom further stated that Francisca took Ghc 40 from Mensah and was even demanding more when Mensah threatened to beat her up.
It was at this point that the three were arrested and arraigned before court. The case has been adjourned to June 6.