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Tabloid News of Monday, 17 February 2003


Fisherman Smears Shea Butter On Penis,


A 30-year-old fisherman, Benjamin Maama Martei, at Teshie in the Greater Accra Region has been remanded into prison custody by an Accra Regional Tribunal, chaired by His Honour Justice Adu Gyamfi. He pleaded not guilty to defiling a 6-year-old girl contrary to section 102(2) of act 29 of 1960 as amended by act 554 of 1998.

Inspector Mary Agbozo, who read the facts to the Tribunal said, on January 30, this year the 6-year-old victim was playing with her younger sister when Maama called her and sent her to buy him banku.

According to Inspector Agbozo, when she brought the banku, Maama who was in his room asked her to bring it into the room, which she did. She entered the room followed by her sister but Maama drove her away from the room. Her younger was so peeved that went and stood behind the mosquito-proofed gate and looked through it to see what was going on.

Maama, after sacking the victim?s younger sister, removed her panties, smeared shea butter on his penis and some into the poor girls vagina. He then placed her on a mat and forcibly had sex with her.

During the act, the victim?s sister who saw what was happening rushed to inform their mother. Her mother hurried to the place but met the victim on the way. She asked her what happened and she narrated the agony she went through to her.

A report was immediately made to the Kpeshie Divisional Police who issued her with a Medical Report form and later transferred the case to WAJU.

The Medical Report signed by Dr. John Boakye Boateng of the La Polyclinic proved that her hymen has been torn.

Maama was arrested and even though he denied in his caution statement, he was arraigned after careful investigations.