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18.03.2009 Crime & Punishment

Assistant Director of Education Charged With Defiling Schoolgirl

By Our Reporter -
Assistant Director of Education Charged With Defiling Schoolgirl

A  Circuit Court at Agona Swedru, has granted GH¢19,000 bail with two sureties to an Assistant Director of Education in the Agona West Municipal Directorate of the Ghana Education Service, for alleged indecent assault on a 10-year-old girl.

Ebenezer Korfa Dzimaku, who pleaded not guilty to the charge, would appear again before court on April 6, 2009.

Police Chief Inspector N. K Kwofie told the court presided over by Mr Nathaniel Osam, that Dzimaku, who also claimed to be a herbalist, was treating the victim's father from stroke.

Prosecution said that on  February 11, Dzimaku went to the home of the girl's father to administer herbal medicine on him.  

Chief Insp. Kwofie said the accused person did not meet the patient but met the girl.

According to prosecution, the accused asked the girl to accompany him to buy chewing gum and on the way, Dzimaku inserted his finger into the private part of the girl and gave her GH¢1 and cautioned her not to tell any one about the incident.

Chief Inspector Kwofie told the court that when the girl returned home, her senior sister noticed that she (victim) was not walking normally.

Prosecution said when the victim was interrogated by her elder sister, she narrated the case, saying that it was the fourth time that Dzimaku  had subjected her to the ordeal and that the accused attempted having sex with her.

A medical report indicated that the girl had been indecently assaulted.