Joyce Danso, GNA
Accra, Jan. 2, GNA – Daniel Tettey Ashitey, a 50 year old painter has been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court for defiling his 12 year old niece at Nungua, a suburb of Accra.
Tettey charged with defilement pleaded guilty but blamed his actions on the devil.
Tettey however intermittently kept giggling whilst answering questions pertaining to why he defiled his niece.
The court presided over by Mrs. Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku held that considering the convict’s age and the fact that he (Tettey) had not shown any remorse for his conduct it therefore handed down a 20 year jail term on him
The facts as presented by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Agnes Boafo are that the complainant is a seamstress and an elder sister of the victim.
The convict, prosecution said is an uncle to the complainant and the victim and they all reside in a family house at Nungua.
ASP Boafo said on December 13, last year, the victim attended nature’s call and on her return met Tettey.
Prosecution said Tettey dragged the victim into his room after covering her mouth with a handerkerchief and had bouts of sex with the victim.
According to prosecution, the victim informed her grandmother who also informed the complainant. A report was made to the Domestic Violence and Victim’s Support Unit of the Ghana Police Service in Nungua and Tettey was picked up.
A medical report form was issued to the victim to seek medical assistance upon which the convict was charged.