- An accounts clerk of a school in Accra has been acquitted and discharged after being wrongly accused of defiling a child
- Some of the evidence was deliberately distorted to aid his conviction
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An accounts clerk of a school in Accra has been acquitted and discharged by the Court of Appeal after being wrongly accused of defiling a 12-year-old.
38-year-old Charles Twumasi who was sentenced to 15 years in prison for defiling the student in the school he worked and impregnating her in the process, was set free after it showed that there was no evidence that linked him to the said defilement.
According to a report filed by the Daily Graphic, some of the evidence was deliberately distorted to aid his conviction.
“We, therefore, set aside the conviction by the trial circuit court, as affirmed by the High Court, on the grounds that the conviction was unreasonable and furthermore, it is not supported, having regard to evidence on record," the court said
For seven years, the clerk has been in prison after he was accused of defilement in September 2012 when she went to pay her feeding fee at the school’s accounts office.
The evidence on record proved the victim was defiled in June 2012, a crime that was allegedly committed by a teacher of the school, known as Nash.
Nash absconded and never appeared before the court to answer the charges levelled against him with regard to the defilement and eventual pregnancy.
In other news, a Ghanaian police officer has been captured in a video that is fast going viral as he rejected an amount of money that was to be used to bribe him and strongly warned the driver not to repeat that.
The identity of the police officer is not fully confirmed but it appears as though he comes from the Volta Region and resides in an Akan community as he spoke Twi with a minor Ewe accent.
In the video sighted by YEN.com.gh, the officer stopped the vehicle commonly known as 'Mahama Camboo' to make some checks.
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