The Begoro District Police Command has arrested a 30 year old farmer, Moses Werelorhu for allegedly defiling a 10 year old pupil in a bathroom at a Opare,a farming community in the Fanteakwa District of the Eastern region.
The incident occurred when guardians of the victim were absent from the house.While the victim was playing under a tree near the house of the suspect, the suspect according to the victim, asked her to fetch water from the stream for him to bath which the she obliged.
Upon returning, the suspect asked the victim to send the water to the bathroom which the suspect followed up and forcibly had sexual intercourse with her in the bathroom.
The suspect, Moses Werelorhu allegedly threatened to kill the victim with juju should she disclose her ordeal to anyone. The suspect later gave the victim GHC2.00.
The victim subsequently had a terrible experience of abdominal pains and with bruises on her genital which made it difficult for her to even walk.
The guardians upon noticing the abnormalities on the victim interrogated her which she narrated her ordeal. A report was officially lodged at the Begoro police station where the suspected was arrested.
The victim was sent to Begoro Hospital where she was treated and discharged.
The suspect was put before Koforidua Circuit court presided over by Her Honour Janet Anima Marfo, on Monday under a statement of offence of Defilement contrary to section 101 of the Act 29/60 as amended by section II of Act 554/98.
The suspect has since been remanded into police custody while the case has been adjourned to December 22, 2016.
By: Kojo Ansah