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22.03.2007 General News

Farmer imprisoned for abducting 14-year-old girl


A magistrate court at Mankranso has sentenced a 21-year-old farmer to two years imprisonment for abducting a 14-year-old girl at Nyinasusu in the Ahafo-Ano North district.

Kwame Kumah pleaded guilty and was convicted on his own plea.

Police Chief Inspector Prosper Yao Aheto told the court presided over by Frank Owusu-Afriyie that on December 22, last year, the girl disappeared from home.

He said the girl's mother, Jamilatu, complainant, intensified a search on her to Sefwi-Asawinso, in the Western Region, Kumasi, Ashanti Region and Berekum in the Brong-Ahafo Region to no avail.

Chief Inspector Aheto said the complainant was later informed that Kumah was keeping the girl as a wife at Akwasi Woro, a village near Nyinasusu.

The prosecution said the complainant went for her daughter and warned Kumah to stop the relationship with the girl but on January 29, this year, the girl vanished again for a week and was found with the convict.

In a caution statement to the police at Tepa in Ashanti, the convict admitted that he abducted the girl but indicated that he intended to marry her.

Source: GNA