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09.11.2004 Crime & Punishment

Fetish Priest remanded for defilement

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Asamankese (E/R), Nov. 9, GNA - A Fetish Priest, has been remanded into prison custody by the Asamankese Circuit Court, for allegedly defiling a 13 year-old patient at a shrine at Akyem-Akropong near Kyebi. Okomfo Kwabena Adofo, 37, pleaded not guilty to the charge and is to re-appear on November 23.

Police Chief Inspector E. M. Zokottoh told the Court that Adofo defiled the girl who was undergoing treatment at the shrine at 2200 hours on August 10, this year while she was asleep.

He said witnesses in the case, saw the accused person in the act and raised the alarm, leading to his arrest.

Inspector Zokottoh said a medical examination on the victim at the Kyebi Government Hospital, certified that the girl had been defiled.

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