Crime & Punishment of 2014-08-29

Teacher charged for defilement

A Takoradi Circuit Court “B” on Wednesday remanded a teacher, Jeremiah Essilfie in Police custody for allegedly defiling a pupil of the Wood Methodist Junior High School in Takoradi in the Western Region.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge of defilement and is to re-appear before the court on September 15, this year.

Prosecution did not read the fact of the case.

Mr. Charles Nimako, Presiding Judge failed to yield to an application by the counsel of the accused to grant him bail.

The 33-year-old teacher, John Jeremiah Essilfie was arrested on Sunday August 24 by the Sekondi Police for allegedly defiling and impregnating the school girl.

Source: GNA
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