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15.04.2008 Crime & Punishment

Man, 60, Jailed For Defilement

By Kingsley E. Hope, Kumasi - newtimesonline.com

THE Nkawie Circuit Court has sentenced a 60-year old man to 10 years imprisonment for defiling a six-year-old girl at Esaase Bontefufuo in the Amansie West District of Ashanti.

Kofi Diamono, a farmer, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

On November 28, 2007, the girl, accompanied by two elder sisters, went to the accused’s house to play.

Diamono, was said to have sent the two sisters to buy him food and while they were away he grabbed the little girl, gagged and defiled her in his room after which he gave her GH¢1

When the sisters returned, they saw their sister bleeding from the nose and when they asked of the cause, she narrated her ordeal to them.

The sisters then informed their grandmother who reported the matter to the police leading to his arrest and arraignment at the court last Monday.

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