Man jailed 15 years for defiling ex-girlfriend’s daughter
Frank Kwaku Anokye, a trader, who defiled his ex-girlfriend’s
10-year-old daughter at Timber Market in Accra, has been
sentenced to 15 years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court.
Anokye, aka, Nyamekye, while in a relationship with the
victim’s mother, allegedly defiled the victim without the
knowledge of the mother. He pleaded not guilty to the
charge of Defilement.
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The court, presided over by Mrs Christina Cann, however,
found him guilty at the end of the trial and sentenced him accordingly.
Detective Sergeant Opoku Aniagyei, the Prosecutor, narrated that the
complainant was a 31-year-old trader residing at Timber Market
in Accra. Detective Sergeant Aniagyei said the trader, an ex-lover of the
complainant also resided in the same area.
The prosecution said when the complainant and accused were in
a relationship, the complainant got pregnant and when she was
due to deliver, the trader sent the complainant to her hometown
at Nsuta Kwamang in the Ashanti Region.
According to the Prosecutor, the complainant went along with the
victim and while the accused and the complainant were residing in
the same room, he had sex with the victim without complainant’s
knowledge. 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 act.
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.“
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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.