Man jailed for impregnating his 17-year physically challenged daughter
The Ofaakor Circuit Court has sentenced Moses Agbavitor,
a 37-year-old trader, to 16-months imprisonment for impregnating
his 17-year-old physically challenged daughter, at Odunkwa,
near Papaase Number Two.
The victim is now six months, one week pregnant.
Mr Agbavitor was charged with incest and pleaded guilty.
The court, presided over by Samuel Kwasi Agyei, deferred accused
person’s sentence to Tuesday and ordered the Police to conduct
urther medical examination on the victim before sentence is passed.
The court, handing down the sentence, said it took into consideration
the fact that the accused was the breadwinner, and he was going to
take care of the victim and the unborn child.
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The court, however, condemned the behavior of the accused,
saying he behaved irresponsibly.
The victim’s mother shed tears saying she left home to seek
greener pastures only to hear about the incident.
The prosecution, led by Chief Inspector Charles Annobil, said the
victim was unemployed and Mr Agbavitor is the father.
It said the victim and the accused person lived together in a
three-bedroom uncompleted house at Odunkwa, near
Papaase Number 2, with other siblings.
Chief Inspector Annobil said about four months ago, the
siblings of the victim left home to attend to their various errands
leaving the victim and her father in the house.
The Prosecution said investigations revealed that the victim took her
bath in the afternoon after everyone had left the house and entered
the room she shared with one of her sisters to dress up.
According to the prosecution, when the accused noticed that
the victim had entered the room, he also entered the victim’s room
and had sex with her.
The Prosecution said after the act, Mr Agbavitor warned the victim
not to disclose her ordeal to anyone else he would beat her
up mercilessly and disown her.
The prosecution said the victim indicated that the sexual act with the
accused person had taken place on two different occasions.
Mr Annobil said during the month of March this year, the victim showed
signs of pregnancy and the accused person, who knew the boyfriend
of the victim, now a witness in the case, informed the boyfriend
of the victim’s pregnancy.
Chief Inspector Annobil said the victim’s boyfriend ignorantly
admitted responsibility and promised to take care of the victim.
The victim later disclosed to the boyfriend that the accused has
had sexual intercourse with her on two occasions.
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He said the witness informed his relatives and a complaint was made
to the Police for assistance, the prosecution said.
Chief Inspector Annobil said Mr Agbavitor was arrested and during
interrogations, he admitted the offence in his cautioned statement.
The prosecution said Police medical report form was issued and when
it was returned, the form indicated that the victim was six months,
one week pregnant.