Two jailed 18 years for defilement

By Joyce
Danso, GNA

Accra, Oct. 17, GNA – A Circuit Court in Accra
on Wednesday sentenced Richard Addo, a 25-year-old barber, to 10 years
imprisonment for defiling a 12-year-old girl at Ashalley Botwe, a suburb of
Accra.

Addo was found guilty by the court on a charge
of defilement at the end of the trial.    

Mrs Jane Harriet Akweley Quaye read out the
judgement.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbire
narrated that the complainant is a trader residing at Ashalley Botwe with the
victim. The victim is the complainant’s granddaughter.

Addo resided in the same vicinity with the
complainant. On February 21, this year, the complainant noticed a change in the
victim. When she was questioned, the victim told the complainant that, in
December last year, Addo lured her into his barbering shop and had sex with her
on two occasions.

Prosecution said after the act, Addo gave her
GH¢2.00 and warned her not tell anybody.

On February 21, this year, a report was made
to the Police and a medical form was issued to the complainant to take the
victim to the hospital for medical examination. Later prosecution said Addo was
arrested.

In the second case, the same court sentenced
Emmanuel Ocquaye, aka Chanchu, to eight years’ imprisonment for having anal sex
with an eight- year-old boy at Newtown Nkansah Djan in Accra.

Ocquaye, who pleaded not guilty, was, however,
found guilty at the end of the trial.

Ocquaye, who was an apprentice working at a
hair dye manufacturing firm at Kotobabi, lived at Kotobabi Down. The
complainant is the father of the victim and they both reside at Nkansah Djan.

Prosecution said in April this year, the
victim, who was on school vacation, usually assisted his mother to sell her
provisions in a shop.

According to prosecution Ocquaye, whose
workplace was close to the victim’s mother’s shop, took advantage to befriend
him and he began luring him with games on his mobile phone.

The prosecutor said Ocquaye lured the victim
into his shop and had anal sex with him.

The victim, prosecution said, narrated the
incident to his aunty, who caused the arrest of Ocquaye and a formal
complainant was lodged.

Prosecution said a medical form was issued to
the victim to seek medical care.

Ocquaye, in his caution statement, denied the
offence.

GNA

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