A trader identified as Frank Kwaku Anokye has been jailed 15 years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court for defiling his ex-girlfriend’s 10-year-old daughter at Timber Market in Accra.
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Anokye, aka, Nyamekye, though in a relationship with the victim’s mother, reportedly defiled the victim without the consent of the mother.
He pled not guilty to the offense of Defilement. However, at the conclusion of the hearing, the judge presided over by Mrs. Christina Cann, found him guilty, and convicted him accordingly.
According to the Prosecutor of the case, Detective Sergeant Opoku Aniagyei said that both the complainant and the victim’s mother reside in the same area at Timber market.
According to the prosecutor, the claimant became pregnant while in a relationship with the accused, and when she was due to give birth, the merchant sent her to her hometown of Nsuta Kwamang in the Ashanti Region.
The court heard that the Complainant after delivery lost her baby so she and the victim came to Nsawam, where the victim confided in her grandmother about his sexual activity.
Due to that, the Prosecution said the complainant left the relationship with the accused person and they both returned to Accra and lived separately in the same area.
The Prosecutor said in January this year, the victim and her younger brother went to his room to watch television and her brother slept.
The prosecution said the accused took advantage and defiled the victim and after the act, warned the victim not to tell anyone else he would kill her.
It said during the same month, the complainant was bathing the victim and she complained of some pains in her lower abdomen.
The prosecution said when quizzed by the complainant, she “let the cat out of the bag. “
It said on February 6, this year, the complainant reported the matter to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit, Greater Accra Region, and a medical form was issued to the complainant to seek medical care for the victim on February 6, this year.
The prosecution said on March 1, this year, the accused person was arrested by the Police.