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Diasporian News of Tuesday, 20 July 2021


Glo Ghana manager arrested for defiling 14-year-old girl

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A 30-year-old Nigerian has been arrested by personnel of the Ghanaian Police Force for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old Junior High School student in Koforidua, capital of the Eastern Region.

The accused, identified as Awoseni Akinyemi reportedly defiled the Junior Secondary School 2 (JSS 2) student three times in his house located at Abrewa-Nkwata and gave her contraceptive each time he had sex with her.

The suspect is allegedly married with three children in Nigeria.

As he was arraigned before the Koforidua Circuit Court “B” Monday, July 19, 2021, the prosecuting Officer Chief Inspector Bernard Annor told the court that the victim stays with the mother in Koforidua while the father works as a Manager of a Fuel Station in Tema, local news outlet, GhanaWeb reports.

He said the father tracked the movement of Mr. Akinyemi and his daughter after he was tipped off that the former had been picking his daughter after school with his private car almost every day to an unknown destination.

On the day, the accused did not show up. however, the father searched the school bag of the victim where he retrieved tablets of ‘Lydia emergency contraceptive’.

The alleged victim confided in the father when interrogated that, in June 2021, the accused met her at koforidua -Asokore and told her she was beautiful and that he wanted her to become his friend. She said in the same month, the accused invited her to his House at Abrewa -Nkwanta, a suburb of Koforidua on three occasions where he had unprotected sexual intercourse with her on each time she visited, according to GhanaWeb.

The alleged victim said the accused bought her Lydia Contraceptive anytime he had sexual intercourse with her. The father of the victim lodged a formal complaint at the Eastern Regional Office of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVSSU) where a medical report form was issued to the alleged victim.

The medical doctor who examined the victim confirmed the sexual abuse stating among other things that the hymen of the victim was broken. The accused was subsequently arrested by Police.

The accused admitted the offence but said the victim visited him twice and that he had consensual sexual intercourse with her only during her first visit.

He told investigators that he gave the contraceptive to her to prevent pregnancy.

The accused has been charged with defilement contrary to section 101 (2) of the Criminal Offences Act 29/60 as amended by section 11 of Act 554/98.

The defense counsel prayed the court to admit the accused to bail but the Prosecuting officer Chief Inspector Bernard Annor raised objection stating that the accused has no permanent place of abode in Koforidua besides has credible information that the accused was preparing to leave Ghana to Nigeria to visit his wife and children nd, therefore, may jump bail.

The Court Presided by Her Honour Mercy Addei kotei upheld the position of the prosecuting officer and remanded the accused to reappear before court on July 26, 2021.