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23.02.2009 Crime & Punishment

Policeman In Court •For Defilement

By Daily Guide
Policeman In Court •For Defilement

Ghana Police A circuit court 1 in Kumasi has remanded Michael Nyarko, a 31-year-old police constable, for allegedly defiling a 15-year-old school dropout.

The accused, who was stationed at Bibiani in the Western Region, pleaded not guilty and would reappear in court today.

He has already been dismissed from the Ghana Police Service because of the case.

Chief Inspector Alice Ansah, last week, told the court presided over by Eric Baah that Nyarko in the company of other policemen left for the funeral of the late Chief Inspector Samuel Tawiah, at Kwaso in the Ashanti Region.

She said after the funeral all the personnel left for the Rural Development College at Kwaso to lodge there for the night.

He said at about 9:00pm, the accused sneaked to the town and met the victim and her younger sister sitting in front of their house and asked them to accompany him to the college campus and they obliged.

She said Nyarko asked the victim's sister to leave them alone to enable him have a chat with her.

After the girl left, the accused lured the victim into a room at the campus and forcibly had sex with her.

The prosecutor said the accused kept the victim there till the next day before allowing her to go home. The girl informed her relatives about the ordeal and the accused was consequently arrested by the police.     

Chief Inspector Ansah said he was charged and arraigned after investigations.