Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 3 December 2013
An 80-year-old water attendant, Paul Dewornu, has appeared before the Kade Magistrate’s Court for allegedly defiling an 11-year-old school girl.
His plea was not taken and was remanded in police custody to re-appear on December 5.
Police Inspector D.D.T Wayoe told the court that the victim was a class four pupil who lived with her mother at Frafra line, a suburb of Boadua where the accused also lived.
He said on October 13 at about 1900 hours, the accused sought permission from the girl’s mother to send her to buy something for him at a near-by store.
Inspector Wayoe said the girl spent more than 25 minutes before returning home.
He said the mother became suspicious and asked what had kept her so long, but the girl did not say anything.
“The mother however kept on observing her daughter’s behaviour and saw changes in her walking, and more, she refused to take her evening meal,” he added.
According to Inspector Wayoe, the girl’s mother suspected something fishy and examined her private parts where she found out that the girl had been abused sexually.
He said the girl revealed that she was lured by Dewornu into his bedroom after the errand, defiled her and gave her Gh¢1.00.
A report was made to the police and Dewornu was arrested.