Driver, 38, Jailed 7 Yrs For Defilement

The Akim Swedru circuit court has sentenced a 38-year-old taxi driver Isaac Darko to a seven-year jail term in hard labour for defiling a 15-year-old girl.

The prosecutor told the court that on January 3, 2016 at about 3:30pm, the victim who is the maid servant to the complainant was sent to give money to somebody at Akim Oda Morning Star area.

The victim on her way back after delivering the money boarded the taxi of the accused at Akim Swedru. Darko, according to the prosecution, worked with the victim for the rest of the day and finally lured her into his room where he had sex with her.

The accused kept the victim in his room until a radio announcement was made. On 8th January, 2016 at about 12:30am, the accused person took the victim to Akim Awisa lorry station and told her to go home. The complainant on seeing the girl took her to the police station where upon interrogation narrated her ordeal.

The accused was arrested and admitted in his cautioned statement of having committed the crime. After investigation, he was arraigned before the Akim Swedru circuit court where he was sentenced for seven years.

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