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12.02.2009 Crime & Punishment

Court adjourns defilement case

By gna

An Accra Circuit Court on Wednesday

adjourned the case of Kwaku Ahadame, the 52-year-old tailor who is

said to be medically diagnosed as impotent, but faces defilement

charge, to February 16.
Ahadame, who is alleged to have defiled a 12-year-old girl at

Newtown in Accra, has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

At the last sitting, Mr. Owusu Sekyere, counsel for the

accused person, contended that his client, who he said was 70 years

old, had been diagnosed by a medical doctor as impotent and

wondered how he could defile the victim.
“We have been to the Police Hospital and we have been

examined and the results prove that my client is impotent.”

He therefore prayed the court to admit Ahadame to bail since the

facts emphasized “sexual intercourse”.
But the prosecution contended that the law took cognizance

of the “least penetration” pointing out that once the accused had a penis

he could defile the victim.
The court, presided over Mr C.A. Wilson pointed out that it

could be that the accused used his penis to “brush” the victim.

The court noted that it was too early to grant bail or

discharge the accused based on the assertion of defence counsel and

asked counsel to furnish the court with the medical report for the trial to