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Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 21 June 2018


Scrap dealer remanded for having sex with mentally challenged

An Accra Circuit Court has remanded into lawful custody a scrap dealer for allegedly having sex with a 16-year old mentally challenged at Atico, near Bubuashie.

Tofik Salifu is said to have sneaked into the victim’s kiosk at about 0330 hours and defiled her.

Charged with defilement, Salifu has pleaded not guilty.

He is expected to appear before the court presided over by Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin Doku on July 3.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Judith B. Asante, narrated that, the complainant is a trader residing at Atico, near Bubuashie.

The prosecution said the victim, who has a four-year-old child is an imbecile and resides in a kiosk near her grandmother’s house.

The accused, who is also a school dropout, resides at Bubuashie.

On June 17, this year, at about 0330 hours, when the victim was asleep, the accused person sneaked into her kiosk and had sex with her.

The prosecution said during the act the victim woke up and screamed for help.

Luck eluded Salifu when he was nabbed and escorted to the Police station.

The prosecution said Salifu in his caution statement admitted the offence.

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