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Crime & Punishment of Saturday, 4 March 2017

Source: Class FM

Man, 45, charged with incest

An Accra Circuit Court has adjourned to 29 March, the hearing of a case involving a 45-year-old man brought before it for incest.

David Sika, a driver, is alleged to have repeatedly had sex with his daughter at his Mempeasem residence, near Legon, as a result of which the girl became pregnant.

According to Accra News’ court correspondent Ama Brako Ampofo, Sika was picked up by the Domestic Violence and Victims’ Support Unit (DOVVSU) in 2014 after his divorced wife, Akosua, lodged a complaint against him.

Akosua had three years ago detected that her daughter, then 14, was pregnant. Her interrogation of the teenager brought to light that her father, Sika, had put her in the family way.

Akosua told police that that her daughter had revealed to her that Sika had been having sex with her anytime she and her two siblings visited him at Mempeasem to spend the weekend. She added that her ex-husband, detecting that his daughter was pregnant, took her to a health facility where it was subsequently aborted.

However, the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge of incest, compelling Justice Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku to adjourn sitting. Meanwhile, Sika has been granted a GHS40,000 bail with three sureties.

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