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04.08.2005 Crime & Punishment

Lotto agent put before court for defiling eight-year-old girl


Bibiani (W/R), Aug. 4, GNA - A 30-year-old lotto agent at Sefwi-Bekwai in the Bibiani-Ahwiaso-Bekwai District of the Western Region, was remanded in police custody for allegedly defiling an eight-year-old girl on Tuesday by the Bibiani Magistrate's Court. Kwabena Kingsley Ve's plea was not taken, because he had a heart attack, while in the court and was ordered by the Magistrate to be sent to the Bibiani Government Hospital for treatment. He would re-appear on August 11.

Prosecuting, Police Detective Sergeant K. Kodua told the Court that at about 2030 hours on June 25, this year, one Mr Kwaku Kodua sent his daughter to collect national lottery coupons books from Ve. He said when the girl got to the house of the accused, there was a sudden downpour and so she was not able to return to her house immediately and the accused took advantage and defiled her.

Detective Sergeant Kodua said the accused after defiling the girl gave her 2,000 cedis and warned her not to tell anybody about what had happened to her. He said, however, the girl became very sick and when she was questioned by her father, she told him the ordeal she went through and showed him the 2,000 cedis given to her by Ve. The Prosecution said the father, therefore, rushed her to the hospital where it was confirmed that she was defiled and so the matter was reported to the Police, who arrested him.