Arrest Administrator of Psychiatric Hospital

An Accra Circuit Court has ordered the arrest of the Administrator of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital for releasing an accused person who was referred to the facility for medical care.

The Administrator released the accused to his grandmother without recourse to the court. 

The Administrator of the hospital was summoned to appear before the court but was absent when the matter was called.

The prosecution led by Detective Inspector Kofi Atimbire told the court that the hospital Administrator was duly served but failed to appear in court.

He said presently the Police were unable to trace the whereabouts of the accused, Nicolas Dzifanu, a 20-year old porter and his grandmother.

The court presided over by Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku issued a bench warrant against the Administrator of the hospital.

Nicolas Dzifanu was convicted for defilement of a child under 16 years of having anal sex with a seven-year-old boy. The matter has been adjourned to April 11.

At the last sitting, the court was informed that the administrator of the hospital and the medical doctor had released Dzifanu to the grandmother.

They were therefore subpoenaed to appear before the court on March 23, this year to explain why they released the accused to his grandmother after the court had convicted him of a second-degree felony.    

Dzifanu a head porter is said to have had anal sex with a seven-year-old at Community 18, Lashibi. The complainant, unemployed and mother of the victim.

Dzifanu lives in the same house with the complainant at Community 18 Lashibi. 

On March 3, last year, at about 7:00 pm the complainant wanted to bath the victim but she could not find him and begun searching for him in the area until 12:00 am.

During the search, the complainant was informed by the accused’s grandmother that she heard the accused person conversing with the victim earlier.

The complainant, therefore, went to the accused person room only find him having anal sex with the victim. She raised an alarm and accused person was arrested. 

The victim was sent to the hospital after the complainant had been issued with a medical report form.

The accused in his caution statement admitted the offence.

 

 

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