The Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ has sentenced a 19-year-old Driver to eight years imprisonment for kidnapping and defiling a 13-year-old girl for one month.
The convict, George Gbeve, pleaded guilty to the offence of defilement when he appeared before court Tuesday and was convicted on his own plea. The convict wept uncontrollably in court after his conviction.
The facts as presented by the Prosecutor, Chief Inspector Bernard Annor indicated that, the complainant, a mechanic and father to the victim brought the victim from her former School, Ofankor Primary in Accra to Koforidua- Asokore to continue her education.
On 20/09/2017, the victim went missing after she left home to go and repair her school bag. After an extensive search by her father proved unsuccessful, he had a tip-off from his Mother In-Law that the victim was with the convict at Akwadum.
According to the Prosecutor, a complaint was lodged with the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Units, (DOVVSU) at the Eastern Regional Police Headquarters upon which on 03/11/17, the Akwadum Police assisted to arrest the convict.
During interrogation at DOVVSU, the convict acknowledged the whereabouts of the victim and assisted the Police to locate her in Accra.
The victim mentioned that, she was camped for one month in the house of the convict and was defiled throughout her stay.
Police Medical forms confirmed the act. The convict admitted the offence but explained that the victim is his girlfriend. – Kojo Ansah