Court asks complainant to produce alleged defiled victim

Accra, Sept. 9, GNA – A Court in Accra has
ordered the Police to produce a 11-year old girl and her mother who have
jointly accused one Isaac Tetteh of defilement.

The victim, who is step daughter of the
accused, alleged that he (accused) had defiled her on three occasions at Nungua
and he was put before an Accra Circuit Court on September 5.

The Circuit Court presided over by Mrs Ruby
Naa Akwerley Quaison did not take the plea of Tetteh following prosecution
submissions that they were conducting further investigations into the matter.

The court, therefore, remanded Tetteh a mason
facing a charge of defilement, into lawful custody to reappear on Friday.

However, during the sittings Prosecuting
Detective Inspector Kofi Atimbire informed that court that the Police had
concluded the investigations.

According to the Prosecutor, the complainant
(the mother) had indicated that victim had confessed to her that the allegation
made against the accused person was untrue and they have submitted their
statements to the Police.

Prosecution said the statements have been put
on the court’s records.

The case of Prosecuting Detective Inspector
Kofi Atimbire said the complainant was a mother of the victim who resides at
Ashaiman.

The accused person, prosecution said was the
husband of the complainant. Two weeks ago, the victim who lived with her
biological father at Ashiaman and went to look for her mother who then was in Nungua
but did not find her because she had packed out of the house as a result of a
misunderstanding.

Due to her mother’s absence, the victim went
loitering and she was sent to the Police Station by a Good Samaritan who opted
to take care of the victim while the Police conduct investigations to locate
the complainant.

However, during the victim’s stay with the
Good Samaritan, she sneaked out on three occasions to ascertain whether she
could locate her mother at the house.

Detective Inspector Atimbire said Tetteh on
all the three occasions had sex with the victim. When the victim was finally
reunited with the complainant she narrated her ordeal to the mother.

The victim’s mother lodged complaint with the
Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit of the Ghana Police Service and
accused was apprehended while a medical form was issued to the victim to seek
medical attention.

GNA

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