Visually impaired remanded for defilement

A-45-year-old visually impaired man, Wisdom Agble, has been remanded by the Odumase Krobo Circuit Court for defilement.

The presiding judge, Mr Asmah Akwasi Asiedu, who was emotionally disturbed but could not twist the law, remarked ‘you go on the remand and come back and if at the end of the case you are innocent, then I shall free you but if it turns otherwise, then the law shall take its course’.

The prosecutor, Inspector Monica Anku of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) told the court in chambers that on July 29, 2013 at about 1.30p.m., the Medical Superintendent of the Akuse Government Hospital, Dr Ahmed Tijani, reported on phone that a female patient aged 15 years who was brought from Torgorme to the hospital by her mother was unconscious and bleeding profusely.

According to the prosecutor, the medical doctor said he suspected that the girl might have been sexually molested.

She said the police from the DOVVSU at Akuse therefore went to the hospital and saw the victim who was then responding to treatment.

The police issued a medical form to the medical doctor which was endorsed.

The prosecutor told the court that when the victim was quizzed, she mentioned Agble, who is the father of the victim’s friend, as the perpetrator of the crime.

The victim said Agble, though visually impaired, lured her into his room and had sexual intercourse with her.

By Ezekiel Sottie/The Mirror/Ghana

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