Court remands Carpenter for defilement

Dominic Antwi Agyei/Priscilla Obour

Kumasi, Nov. 19, GNA
– A Kumasi Circuit Court has remanded a 29-year-old carpenter for allegedly,
defiling a 11-year-old school girl.

Kwadwo Norvo pleaded
not guilty and would reappear before the court presided over by Miss Comfort
Tasiame, on November 27, this year.

Prosecuting, Police
Chief Inspector Mercy Quaye, told the court that the complainant, Noami Dadzie,
who is the mother of the victim, resides in the same house with the accused at
Ahinsan, a suburb in Kumasi.

She said in the
month of April this year, on one evening, the victim returned from school and
met the absence of her mother.

The Prosecution said
the accused who was then in his room sent the victim to buy him toilet tissue
which she did and handed it over to him in his room.

She said after
receiving the tissue, Norvo gave his phone to the victim to play games with it.

The Prosecution said
in the course of the victim playing with the phone, the accused drew closer and
ordered her to stand up.

Madam Quaye said the
accused then pushed her onto his bed, removed her panties and forcibly had
sexual intercourse with her.

Prosecution said,
the accused warned the victim not to tell anyone else he will beat her.

She said a few days
later, the victim felt sick and was taken to hospital where it was discovered
that she had been defiled.

The Prosecution said
during interrogation by the mother, she mentioned the accused as her the

She said a complaint
was made at Asokwa Divisional Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit
(DOVVSU) and a Police medical report form was issued to send the victim to the
hospital for examination and treatment.

Chief Inspector
Quaye said the complainant returned with the medical report form duly endorsed
by a medical officer of Kumasi South Hospital.

The accused was
later arrested and detained to help in investigations.

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