Crime & Punishment of 2014-07-30

Father in court for defiling daughter

A 40-year-old Auto mechanic, Nii Tetteh who was accused of defiling his 16-year-old daughter at Mayera near Pokuase in Accra on Tuesday appeared before an Accra Circuit Court.

Charged with Incest, Tetteh has denied the offence and had been admitted to bail.

The court presided over by Ms Sedina Agbemava ordered Tetteh to deposit GHC 3,000 in court as a condition for bail.

He is to reappear on August 26.

Prosecuting Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Adiza Suleman told the court that the complainant, a 31- year-old trader is the mother of the victim. Both complainant and the victim reside at Mayera.

ASP Suleman said Tetteh was the ex-husband of the complainant.

According to prosecution after their divorce, the victim and her other siblings have been living with the accused person.

The prosecutor said on the night of June 29, this year, while the victim was sleeping on a mat with other siblings, Tetteh allegedly grabbed the victim and had sex with her.

The victim after the act started bleeding.

The matter was later reported to the Police at Amasaman.

A medical form was issued to the victim to undergo medical treatment, which later showed that she (the victim) had a perforated hymen.

Prosecution said Tetteh has since denied the offence.

Source: GNA
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