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29.10.2008 Crime & Punishment

Driver in court for allegedly defiling student

By gna

Nana Kwasi Asamoah, a 19 year- old driver, who allegedly abducted a first year student of the Aggrey Memorial Zion Senior High School in his taxi and took her to his hometown at Amosima near Yamoransa and sexually abused her, was on Wednesday remanded in prison custody by a circuit court in Cape Coast.

Asamoah pleaded not guilty to defilement and will be re-arraigned on Tuesday, November 11, 2008.

The Prosecutor, Superintendent Antwi Tabi told the court presided over by Richard Asiedu-Badu that last week Saturday, the victim who is 16, and lives with her mother at Greenhill, a suburb of Cape Coast boarded the accused person's taxi with registration number GT1614X to Abura, another suburb of Cape Coast.

He said there were already two passengers on board, and when they alighted at their various destinations, Asamoah locked all the doors of the taxi and drove the victim towards Yamoransa on the Cape Coast -Accra highway.

According to the Prosecutor, all efforts made by the victim to get the accused to open the doors to the vehicle to enable her alight proved futile, and that when they reached Eguase another town on the highway, Asamoah drove onto a branch road to Amosima where he lives and took the victim to his room.

He then pushed her onto his bed and forcibly had sexual intercourse with her and when he later realized that blood was oozing from her genitals, he drove her back to Tantri in Cape Coast and left her to her fate.

The victim however reported the matter to her mother at Greenhill and the police was informed, resulting in the arrest of the accused.