General News of Monday, 20 November 2017
A 39-year old house help has been handed down a 13 year jail term by an Accra Circuit Court for having anal sex with two minors at Frafraha and Dome Pillar two in Accra.
Ebenezer Tawiah charged with two counts of defilement, pleaded guilty.
The court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh convicted Tawiah on his plea.
The case as presented by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Agnes Boafo stated that the first complainant is a Retired Commissioner of Police and the second complainant is a an Administrator of a medical facility at Adenta- Frafraha.
Prosecution explained that the first victim is an 11 year old boy and a class five pupil staying with his mother, with their house close to the second complainant’s house.
The second victim is a 14-year old Junior High School student and the grandson of the Retired Commissioner of Police.
ASP Boafo said Tawiah was a house help of the Retired Commissioner of Police adding that the 11-year old victim often visits the 14- year old victim to watch television together.
The prosecutor said on one occasion the 11 year old victim was alone watching television when Tawiah lured him into the bathroom at the boys quarters of the house and had anal sex with him.
ASP Boafo said Tawiah repeated the act on four occasions in the same premises and warned the 11-year old victim not inform any one about it or else he would beat him up.
On September 29, this year, ASP Boafo said at about 0800 hours Tawiah was asked by the Retired Commissioner of Police to accompany his driver who was a witness in the matter to go his wife’s uncompleted house at Dome Pillar Two to tidy the place up.
Prosecution said Tawiah took along the 11-year old victim with him.
ASP Boafo said in the process of cleaning the place, Tawiah had anal sex with the 11-year old victim on the floor in one of the rooms.
”The victim who could not bear the pain screamed for help and the driver run to his aid. The driver informed the Retired Commissioner of Police when they returned home,” the prosecutor added.
On November 8, this year Tawiah was picked up by the Police. While the case was under investigations, the second victim, aged 14, also narrated how the convict had had anal sex with him.
The victims were later issued with medical reports to seek medical attention.