Watchdog Committee member defiles girl 12


A 36 year- old Member of the Agona Swedru Neighborhood Watchdog Committee has been remanded in prison custody by the Agona Swedru Circuit Court for defiling a 12 year old primary three girl.

Emmanuel Ketu, pleaded not guilty and would re-appear in court on 15 th February, 2015.

Prosecuting Police Chief Inspector Ivy Agadia, told the Court presided over by Madam Abigail Anima Asare that the accused, a member of the Agona Neighborhood Watchdog Committee and a mason lived in the same neighbourhood with the victim.

The prosecution said on November 16, at about 0700 hours, the accused sent the little girl to go and change a GH ¢ 20 note into lower denominations for him.

She said when the girl returned, the accused asked her to bring the money upstairs to his room.

The Prosecution said when the girl took the money to Ketu in his room, the accused person offered her a bottle of coca cola believed to have been laced with a drug.

As soon as soon as the victim took it she fell asleep and he had sexual intercourse with her.

The Prosecution said when she woke up, Ketu warned her not to tell her mother else he would kill her any time he saw her on the streets.

According to the Prosecution, the mother of the victim detected some changes in the way the girl walked and her behaviour too has changed and when confronted, she disclosed that the accused had sexually abused her.

The Prosecution told the court that the matter was reported to the Agona Swedru Divisional Command of the Domestic Violence and Victim support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service and the accused was arrested.

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