Carpenter Remanded For Sexually Abusing Minor

A 28-year-old carpenter has been remanded into police custody for allegedly abusing an eight-year-old girl sexually at Abokobi.

Tetteh Sewu is said to have inserted his fingers into the victim’s private part.

Charged with indecent assault, Sewu pleaded not guilty before the court presided over by Mrs. Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku.

He is to reappear on July 18, 2018.

Prosecuting Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Agnes Boafo, narrated that the complainant, a mason, is the father of the victim. The victim is a kindergarten two pupil.

The complainant resides at Abokobi with his children, including the victim.

According to ASP Agnes Boafo, Sewu resides within the same vicinity with the complainant. In April 2018, the complainant who has separated with his wife left for a funeral at Abokobi Boi.

At about 1800 hours, the children went to Sewu’s house to ask of their father. Whilst there, Sewu sent the victim’s brother on an errand.

Prosecution said in the absence of the victim’s brother, Sewu undressed her and inserted his fingers into her vagina but on seeing the victim’s brother, he quickly stopped.

Prosecution disclosed that three weeks later, the victim’s mother visited them and whiles bathing her, she saw sours around the victim’s vagina.

When the victim was questioned, she told her mother about her ordeal. The victim’s mother informed the complainant.

Prosecution asserted that on June 28, this year, a report was made at the Adenta Domestic Violence and Victim’s Support Unit and a medical report form was issued to the victim to seek medical care.

The accused was later arrested by the police and in his caution statement he admitted the offence.