Ex-Policeman Who Kissed A Minor Referred To Psychiatric Hospital

A Circuit Court in Accra on Thursday ordered the Police to send Paapa Nyaba, an ex-policeman who kissed an eight-year-girl old at Pokuase to the psychiatric hospital.

Nyaba charged with indecent assault has however denied the offence.

The court presided over by Ms Sedina Agbemava after giving the order admitted him to a bail in the sum of GH₡2,000.00 with one surety to reappear on June 12.

When Nyaba was called into the dock, he made some gestures prompting the court as to whether he was receiving treatment at a psychiatric hospital.

Prosecuting Detective Inspector Kofi Atimbire told the court that Nyaba had been discharged from the hospital.

This prompted the court to make another order for Nyaba to be sent back to the medical facility.

Prosecuting Detective Inspector Atimbire told the court that the victim’s mother was the complainant and the accused person resides at Pokuase Mayera in Accra.

Prosecution said in February this year at about 1430 hours the complainant sent the victim to go and buy ground nut from a nearby provision shop.

On entering the shop where Nyaba was also buying biscuit from; Nyaba placed his hand on the victim’s shoulders and asked her if her father was a policeman and demanded to know her name.

Prosecution said suddenly, the accused person grabbed the victim’s cheek with his two hands and kissed her passionately on her lips and told the victim that she was beautiful.

Detective Inspector Atimbire said after the act the victim informed her mother who led her to identify the accused person.

Nyaba was picked up by the people around and handed over to the Police at Tesano. Nyaba has however denied the offence during interrogation.

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