Court remands steel bender over defilement

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By Priscilla Obour/ Dominic Antwi Agyei, GNA    

Kumasi, Nov. 18, GNA – A Kumasi Circuit
Court has remanded a 37 year old steel bender for allegedly defiling a 12 year
old girl, on three separate occasions.

Emmanuel Addae, the accused, pleaded not
guilty and would reappear before the Court presided over by Miss Comfort
Tasiame, on November 27, 2019.

Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector Mercy
Quaye, told the Court that the complainant, Mary Osei, is unemployed and
grandmother to the victim who resides at Kwadaso Estate, Kumasi, whiles the
accused, a friend to the complainant’s family, also resides at Patasi, Kumasi.

He said on 31st October, 2019, the victim
returned from school and complained of severe pains in her private part.

The Prosecution said upon interrogation by
the grandmother, the victim disclosed that the accused person defiled her on
three separate occasions in the month of October.

She said two of these incidents took place
in the grandmother’s room on the- 20th and 24th and that on those occasions the
accused came to the house when she was alone.

Chief Inspector Quaye said on 29th October,
2019 the accused person again lured the victim to where he (accused) lives and
had another bout of sexual intercourse with her on a bare floor in a corridor,
when there was no one in that house.

She said the complainant then reported the
incident to the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) at the
Suntreso Police Station in Kumasi.

The Prosecution said the complainant was
issued a medical report form to send the victim to any government hospital for
examination and treatment.

She said the complainant returned with the
medical report form duly endorsed by a medical officer at Suntreso Government
Hospital.

She said the accused was later arrested and
detained to help in investigations.

Police Chief Inspector Quaye said accused
was subsequently charged and brought before the Court.

GNA

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