Corn-mill Operator jailed seven years for defilement


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A Corn-mill operator who defiled a 13 -year old girl at Mallam-Gbawe has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court

By
Joyce Danso, GNA

Accra, Sept. 8, GNA – A Corn-mill operator
who defiled a 13 -year old girl at Mallam-Gbawe has been sentenced to seven
years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court.

Philip Mensah 25 was convicted on his own
plea.

Prosecuting Chief Inspector Grace Bandoh
said the complainant, the mother of the victim is a trader residing at
Mallam-Gbawe.

The convict also live within the vicinity
and operates his business there.

Chief Inspector Bandoh said the complainant
travelled and returned on August 12, and at about 6:00pm could not trace the
whereabouts of the victim.

The complainant therefore searched through
the vicinity. During her search she came across some children who told her that
they saw her heading towards the convict’s abode.

On her way, she saw Mensah standing in front
of his kiosk and asked whether she has seen the victim, and he said no.

According to the prosecutor, the convict
told the complainant that victim was his girlfriend.

The complainant entered the kiosk and saw
her daughter lying on a student mattress.

The complainant brought the victim out of
the kiosk and took her home. When the victim was quizzed by her mother, she
told her that the victim called her into his kiosk and had sexual intercourse
with her.

A report was made to the Police and medical
form was issued to the victim to undergo medical examination.

When Mensah was arrested, he admitted the
offence.

GNA


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