27.03.2017 Crime & Punishment

Father of three remanded for defilement

27.03.2017 LISTEN

By Joyce Danso, GNA
Accra, March 27, GNA - Samuel Agbeko, a father of three, and his brother, Kwame, have been charged with the defilement of a 13 year-old girl, at Kotobabi, Accra.

Agbeko's brother, whose name was only given as Kwame, is however at large.

However, Agbeko, an electrician, pleaded not guilty, when he appeared before an Accra Circuit, presided over by Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku.

The Court turned down an application for bail filed by Agbeko's defence counsel, and he was, subsequently, remanded into police custody to reappear on April 6.

Meanwhile, a medical examination has found the victim to be 14 weeks pregnant.

Prosecuting, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Agnes Boafo told the Court that the complainant, an interior decorator, was the aunt of the victim, and she resided at Maamobi, in Accra.

However, the victim lived with her father at Kotobabi, she explained.

The Prosecutor said the accused person also lived, with his wife and children, in the house where the victim resided.

ASP Boafo explained that the victim and Agbeko's children were friends, so she usually visited them in their room.

She said on one of such visits in December 2016, Agbeko's children were absent, so their father took advantage of the situation and lured her into a three-in-one stuffing chair, and had sex with her.

According to the Prosecutor, following that encounter, Agbeko made the girl his 'sexual partner'.

Then sometime in February this year, the victim was playing with Agbeko's children, when Kwame visited his brother.

The Prosecutor said Kwame instructed Agbeko's children to leave the room, thus leaving the victim alone with him.

Kwame, consequently, had sex with the victim in the same stuffing chair that Agbeko had been using to abuse her, ASP Boafo said.

The victim, thereafter, reported the incident to the complainant, who reported it to the Police at the Nima Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit, where a medical form was issued to the victim to go for examination.

The prosecutor said When Agbeko was arrested, he admitted the offence in his caution statement.


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