Providing details of the case, DSP Agnes Boafo stated that “the accused is a retired educationist and resides with the victim in the same vicinity at Chorkor Galilee. On 18th June, 2021 at about 4:00pm, the victim went to fetch water and the accused saw her and asked the victim to buy sachet water for him. When the victim brought the water, she could not find the accused person so she entered the accused’s living room and kept the water on a yellow gallon. While the victim was about to come out form the accused person’s room, the accused suddenly entered and dragged the victim onto his bed”.
“The accused removed the victim’s pant and had sexual intercourse with her after the accused showed a cheque of GHC600.00 to the victim with a promise that he would give the cheque to the victim to withdraw the said amount for her father to take care of her. When the accused finished his first round of sex, he wanted to have a second round of sex with the victim but the victim refused”.
“The 60-yr-old retired educationist struggled with the victim and in the process, the accused tore the victim’s dress. The victim pushed the accused away and left the accused room. The victim came home and informed her mother. A complaint was lodged with Mamprobi DOVVSU and Police Medical form was issued to the complainant to send the victim to the Hospital for medical examination and report which was done.”
The accused, Abeka Bill who was standing trial at the Gender Court pleaded not guilty but later confessed to committing the crime after the victim’s mother tendered the torn panties and dress of her daughter as evidence in court.
Confessing to the crime, the accused admitted struggling with the 13-yr-old to have sexual intercourse with her but the victim later gave in after he showed her a cheque of GHC600 to withdraw even though the money in his account was not up to GHC600.
Her Justice Rita Abroakwah sitting in as a Circuit Court Judge at the Gender Court then sentenced him to eight-year jail term base on the merits of the case.
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