The Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service has charged a man aged 35 for defiling a 10 year girl contrary to Section 101(2) of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29).
Akwasi Nyantakyi is a cleaner who lives in the same house with the victim at Ringway Estate located at Osu in Accra. The accused, Akwasi Nyantakyi lives at the boys’ quarters whilst the victim lives with the parents in the main building.
He has been arraigned before the Accra Circuit Court but pleaded not guilty to the offence.
The Prosecutor, Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbire in his brief fact presented to the court presided over by Her Honour, Mrs. Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku stated that on 4th April 2018 at about 3:00pm, the victim went to wash her hands at a tap located at the boys’ quarters. The accused person who was in the boys’ quarters met the victim at the tap where he also came to wash his hands. He started to use his hands to fondle the victim’s body and according to the victim, she used her hands to hit his hands off her. The Accused person then pulled the victim into the corridor of the boys’ quarters and sat on a chair. He carried the victim on his laps and had sexual intercourse with her.
After the act, he pulled the victim from his laps and went to his room. When the victim went to bath in the evening, she saw blood stains in her panty but she did not report the incident to anyone.
The next day, the victim again found some blood in her panty. She therefore reported the incident to her mother and a complaint was lodged at DOVVSU in Accra. A police medical form was issued to the complainant to send the victim to hospital for examination and treatment.
The accused was arrested and in his caution statement, admitted the offence.
Counsel for the accused prayed for bail but the bail application was refused by the court. He was remanded to police custody.
The case was adjourned to 28th May, 2018.