Jobless Man Gets 8 Years For Defilement

An Accra circuit court on Friday sentenced an unemployed young man to eight years’ imprisonment for defiling a 14-year-old girl.

The convict, Peter Yeboah, per the prosecution’s fact sheet, ‘camped and defiled’ the victim on three separate occasions in his room at Nungua, a suburb of Accra.

Appearing before the court presided over by Mrs. Abena Oppong Adjin -Doku, Yeboah admitted the charge of defilement.

The trial judge accordingly convicted him on his own guilty plea.

When the court asked him whether he had something to say, Yeboah said, ‘I have nothing to say. That was what happened.’

Yeboah had told the police that he had sex with the victim on three occasions.

Detective Inspector Grace Bandoh, prosecuting, told the court that the complainant is a trader who lives with his family, including the victim, at Nungua.

According to the prosecutor, Yeboah lives with his parents in Nungua near the house of the complainant.

D/Insp. Bandoh said on October 16, this year, complainant’s wife who was the victim’s step mother, alerted him that Yeboah had secretly ‘camped’ the victim in his house and it was likely Yeboah had had sex with her (victim).

The prosecutor said the victim’s father (the complainant) rushed to the convict’s house and found him lying naked on the victim.

D/Insp. Bandoh stated that the victim’s father reported the matter to the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service where a medical form was issued to the victim to attend hospital; and that upon investigation, Peter Yeboah was charged for court.

By Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson

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