- 20 year old security man, Kofi Appiah has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court for having sex with a 12 year old girl.
- Appiah defiled the young girl in a car when she pursued him for payment for a sachet of water he bought from her.
- The court remanded Appiah into Police custody for sentencing on March 15
A 20 year old security man has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court for having sex with a 12 year old girl in a vehicle at Atomic Junction, near Madina. According to a report by the Ghana News Agency, the young man, Kofi Appiah bought the victim’s sachet water but refused to pay her. And in her bid to collect her money, she was defiled by Appiah.
Appiah who was charged with defilement pleaded guilty in court. The Court presided over by Mrs Ruby Naa Adjeley Quaison has remanded Appiah into Police custody for sentencing on March 15.
Prosecuting Detective Inspector Judith B. Asante said the complainant is a pantry man who resides at Atomic Junction with his family including the victim. According to the prosecutor, the accused person, is a security man who works at a car park in the same area.
On February 23, this year at about 10 pm, the victim was selling sachet water in the neighbourhood when Appiah purchased one and declined to pay. The victim, according to the prosecutor, insisted taking her money and Appiah lured the victim into a parked vehicle and had sex with her.
A witness who saw the victim quickly reported the matter to the victim’s parents. When the victim’s parents reached the scene, Appiah had bolted.
The accused was later apprehended and escorted to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU). The victim was issued with a medical form to attend hospital for examination and treatment and the report of the victim was submitted to the Police.