Accra A 38-year old driver, accused of having sex with a 12-year old girl at Kwabenya, has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court charged with defilement.
Kwarteng Mensah Forson, aka Bra. Kofi, has however denied the charge.
This was after his lawyer, Mr Edward Oppong, had prayed bail for Forson.
The Court presided over by Mrs Rita Abrokwa Doko admitted Forson to bail in the sum of GH20,000 with three sureties.
He is to report to the investigator at Madina Police Station every two weeks.
Forson is expected to reappear on October 28.
Prosecuting Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Agnes Boafo said the complainant, a trader who is an aunty of the victim resides at Kwabenya, in Accra with the victim, whilst Forson was a water supplier, and resides in the same vicinity.
ASP Boafo said the victim and one other girl run errands for the accused and they sometimes go and watch television in Forson’s room.
According to prosecution, the victim who does not attend school regularly, sometimes go to accused person’s room to watch television.
About a month ago, ASP Boafo said the victim went to watch television in Forson’s room and after the victim sat down for some time, Forson asked her to fix the plug to his fan for him.
In the process of fixing the plug, prosecution said Forson pulled the victim to lie on his mattress and he had sex with her.
Prosecution said after the act, Forson warned the victim not to inform anyone. The victim later fell ill and when confronted, narrated her ordeal to the aunty, who in turn reported the incident to the Police.
The Police issued a medical report form to the complainant to seek medical care and Forson was arrested.
Source: Ghana News Agency