Accra, Oct. 10, GNA - A 44 year old security man who was held by an Accra Circuit Court for defiling a nine year old girl in a security Post at Ogbojo has been left of the hook.
Charles Valentine Doula, a Burkinabe was acquitted and discharged by the court at the end of the trial.
In the judgement of Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku, the court declared that prosecution in the matter failed to prove the charge of defilement against Doula beyond reasonable doubt.
It therefore found Doula not guilty of the charge and acquitted and discharged him.
Prosecuting Inspector Judith B. Asante narrated before the court that the victim lived with her mother who is the complainant at Ogbojo.
According to the prosecutor, On May 20, last year, at about 10:30 hours, Doula, who was on duty sent the victim at his work place in Ogbojo to buy him “sobolo” drink from her auntie’s house.
When the victim returned, prosecution said Doula grabbed her, tied her hands with a net sponge and had sex with the victim in the security post.
Inspector Asante said after the act, Doula gave the victim GH¢1.00 and warned her not to inform anyone of the act, so the victim kept the ordeal to herself.
On May 24, Last year, when the victim returned from school she complained of feverishness so the complainant asked her junior sister to bath her.
Whiles bathing the victim, Prosecution said the complainant’s sister saw blood stains in her urine and alerted the complainant.
The victim when quizzed narrated her ordeal to the complainant and he also reported the incident to the Madina Domestic Violence and Victim’s Support Unit of the Ghana Police Service.
A medical form was issued to the complainant to send the victim to the hospital for treatment. Doula was later picked up by the Police.