Man, 20 remanded for defilement

Tarkwa (W/R), A 20 year-old unemployed, Issah Amadu, has been remanded into prison custody for allegedly defiling a Junior High School girl aged 14.

He pleaded guilty with explanation to the charge of defilement and would re-appear before the court on Thursday December 14.

Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector Faustina Celestina Anaman told the court presided over by Mr. Emmanuel Bart-Plange Brew that the complainant is a farmer and father of the victim and together with the accused lives at Akyempim, a suburb of Tarkwa.

She said few months ago the complainant detected that the victim was not sleeping in the house.

Inspector Anaman said the complainant then decided to monitor the victim closely and found out that she was in a relationship with the accused person.

The Prosecutor said the complainant informed a witness in the case and warned the accused to stay away from his daughter.

She said on November 13 the victim failed to return home and the complainant became suspicious that she was with Amadu.

She told the court that the complainant reported the matter to the police and they proceeded to the accused person’s house to ascertain the facts of the story.

Inspector Anaman said when the police arrived in the house they found Amadu in his room with the victim hiding in his wardrobe.

She said Amadu was arrested for interrogation whiles the victim was issued with a medical form to seek medication attention which she is yet to return to the police.

Source: Ghana News Agency