By Joyce Danso, GNA
Accra, March 13, GNA - A 22-year-old student who is accused defiling a 15-year-old girl at Awoshie and held her hostage for over 16 days has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court.
Michael Frimpong charged with defilement pleaded not guilty.
The court presided over by Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku remanded Frimpong into Police custody to reappear on March 27.
The court had earlier turned down a bail application by his lawyer Mr Sannie Rashid.
Prosecution opposed to bail saying when Frimpong was admitted to bail by the Police he failed to abide by bail conditions.
According to prosecution Frimpong was admitted to bail so that Police could ascertain the age of the victim. Subsequently, the surety could also not find the accused when the Police was ready to charge him, adding that, he never reported to the Police as requested.
His lawyer, Mr Rashid, however argued that Frimpong was involved in another matter and therefore in custody.
Prosecuting Detective Inspector Kofi Atimbire said the complainant was the victim’s father who resides at Fadama while the accused person resides at Dansoman.
Prosecution said four months ago, the victim and accused person met at Fadama and Frimpong demanded the victim’s Facebook account.
When the victim gave Frimpong the Facebook account the accused proposed to the victim and she accepted.
Prosecution said Frimpong visited the victim in her house and had sex with her in her parent’s living room.
On November 8, this year, Frimpong called the victim on her mother phone and asked her to meet him at Alafia for her provisions when she was going to school.
When the accused and victim met, Frimpong took the victim to a house at Awoshie and had sex with the victim and later disclosed he has no money to provide her with the provisions.
The accused held the victim hostage in the room 16 days. She however escaped when she managed to secure a key from the accused person’s shirts to open the door to escape.
When the victim went home, a report was made to the Police and medical form was issued to her to seek medical attention.