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31.01.2009 Crime & Punishment

Fetish Priest jailed nine years for defiling a thirteen year-old girl


Peter Nana Agyemang, a 40-year old fetish Priest has been sentenced to nine years imprisonment in hard labour for defiling a 13-year-old girl by the Juaso Circuit Court presided over by Justice Jacob Boon who sat as an additional circuit court judge.

Agyemang pleaded guilty to the charge and was convicted on his own plea.

Police Detective Inspector Emmanuel Atatsi, prosecuting told the court that the complainant was a teacher and grandmother to the victim who lived with her at Domeabra, while Agyemang was a Fetish Priest at Hwediem near Agogo.

He said on December 25, last year, one Afia Zenabu, a friend of Agyemang went to visit him at Hwidiem together with three others including the victim.

According to the prosecutor, after Zenabu had introduced her friends to Agyemang, he proposed love to the victim who accepted it, after which he took them to Agogo to have some fun.

At Agogo, Agyemang bought drinks for them and took the victim to a hotel where he had sex with her and gave her one Ghana Cedis thirty pesewas as transport fare to return to Domeabra.

Agyemang who later discovered that the victim had stolen his 20 Ghana Cedis informed Zenabu to impress on her to return the money else he would invoke curses on her.

The complainant who got wind of Agyemang's threats confronted the victim, compelling her to reveal their affair.

The complainant then reported the case to the police, leading to the arrest of Agyemang who admitted the offence and called for the charge to be dropped, promising to marry the victim.