Accra, Dec. 4, GNA - A 30 year old electrician who after continuously defiling a 14 year old girl and rendering her paralysed at Ashalley Botwe, on Monday appeared before an Accra Circuit Court.
Emmanuel Ampah charged with defilement pleaded not guilty and the court presided over by Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku remanded him into Police custody to reappear on December 14.
Prosecuting, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Agnes Boafo said the complainant is a contractor and father of the victim.
ASP Boafo said the accused person is a family friend to the complainant for the past three years. Ampah has been visiting the complainant’s family anytime he so wishes.
Prosecution said Ampah was also fed and given assistance by the complainant when in need.
ASP Boafo said the complainant took the victim to the hospital when he realised that for about eight months the victim could not walk properly and became paralysed with swollen feet.
Prosecution said during medical examination, the Medical Doctor found out that the victim had been defiled several times and that she had sex a week to the day she was brought to the hospital.
Prosecution said the victim further disclosed to the Medical officer that a male adult has been defiling her since 2015 and that when the accused defiled her the first time, the accused warned her that he had planted juju in her mother’s room that her mother and sister would die if she screamed.
For the fear of losing her mother and younger brother, Prosecution said the victim kept the ordeal to herself and Ampah continually defiled her any time he came to the house
ASP Boafo said Ampah confessed to the complainant when he was quizzed, while the victim’s father recorded the accused confession.
In the said recordings; the Prosecution said Amaph indicated that he had tried on two occasions to have sex with the victim after fondling her breast.
Prosecution said the matter was reported to the Police and accused was arrested and the victim issued with a medical report form to seek further treatment.