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Driver jailed 12 years for defilement


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Agona Swedru (C/R) Aug. 9, GNA – An Agona
Swedru Circuit Court has sentenced a 33 year old Taxi driver to 12 years
imprisonment in hard labour for defiling a 12-year old class five pupil of Don
Bosco Catholic Primary School in Winneba.

The accused Nana Francis Ejako a native of
Winneba plead not guilty to the charge, but was found guilty after trial by the
court presided over by Justice Nicholas

Agona Swedru (C/R) Aug. 9, GNA – An Agona
Swedru Circuit Court has sentenced a 33 year old Taxi driver to 12 years
imprisonment in hard labour for defiling a 12-year old class five pupil of Don
Bosco Catholic Primary School in Winneba.

The accused Nana Francis Ejako a native of
Winneba plead not guilty to the charge, but was found guilty after trial by the
court presided over by Justice Nicholas Cudjoe Ntumy convicted and sentenced
him accordingly.

Police Chief Inspector Victor Darke in Charge of
Winneba DOVSSU narrated this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA)
at Winneba.

He said the fact of the case presented to the
court was that the complainant in the case is the mother of the victim and both
names were not mentioned to safeguard the child, while the accused is a taxi
driver with cabby registration Number GR 839-11.

According to Chief Inspector Darke on the 12th
May 2017 the victim was sent by the mother to go and sell Oranges after school
but returned home late on that day.

He said the mother later detected that the
urine of the victim was always bloody and she rampantly falls sick so she
questioned her why such symptoms.

Mr Darke said the victim then narrated her
ordeal to the mother that, the day she came home late she was with two other
girls who were her school mates.

He said while they were returning home at
about 1900 hours the accused picked them with his taxi under the pretext of
helping them to fetch water but on the way, the accused alighted the two other
girls and the victim he wanted to buy her yoghurt.

The accused then droved the taxi to
Challenging Height Football Park  which
is situated at Sankro a community in the Effutu Municipality, he  adjusted the front seat and ordered the
victim to remove her pants and subsequently had carnal knowledge of her.

The complainant reported the matter to Winneba
DOVVSU and later the accused was arrested and after investigations he was
charged before court.

GNA


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