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