Tema, Aug. 14, GNA- The Tema circuit court 'B' has remanded a 19-year-old video opeator at Ashaiman for allegedly defiling a seven-year-old girl at Adjeikojo, near Tema.
Awal Alhassan pleaded not guilty and will reappear on August 27, 2004. Chief Police Inspector Alice Gyamfi told the court that on August 2, 2004, about 0730 hours, the victim's mother asked her grand daughter to send her junior sister to school, while she travelled to Santeo village. On the way to the school, the victim bought "Waakye" which was being sold by accused mother, and accused asked the victim where she could be located.
Chief Inspector Gyamfi said accused waited till the victim returned and accompanied her to the kiosk where the mother sells local drinks. The prosecution said at about 1300 hours, the accused went to the kiosk again and had sex with the girl.
Chief Inspector Gyamfi said accused warned the victim not to tell anyone but when the mother came home at about 1700 hours, she sae saw blood stains in the girl's panties and on interrogation, the girl mentioned the accused.