Accra, Oct. 18, GNA – An Accra Circuit Court
on Thursday handed down a seven-year jail term to Benjamin Akuetteh aka Kwei
Peh, unemployed, for sexually abusing a seven-year old girl at Kaneshie, a
suburb of Accra.
Akuetteh pleaded guilty to the charge of
defilement at the court, presided over by Mrs Rita Abrokwah Doko, who convicted
him on his own plea.
When Akuetteh was asked if he had something to
say before the court hands down the sentence, he pleaded with the victim’s
parents to forgive him.
“I beg the victim’s parents to forgive me,”
Prosecuting, Assistant Superintendent of
Police (ASP) Agnes Boafo, told the court that the complainant is a painter
residing at Kosoa in the Central Region, whilst the victim resides at Kaneshie
with her mother.
ASP Boafo said Akuetteh resided in the same vicinity
with the victim and her mother, who the victim’s mother occasionally sends on
Akuetteh took advantage of that and lured the
victim to different places and defiled her on two occasions on October 6 and
10, this year, at about 1600 hours whiles her mother was away.
Prosecution said the victim’s mother suspected
foul play and quizzed her, based on which she revealed her sexual ordeals.
The complainant arrested Akuetteh and escorted
him to the Police Station where a medical report was given to her to seek
medical care for the victim.
Prosecution said the convict, in his caution
statement, admitted the offence.