A storekeeper accused of defiling an 11 year old girl after going to watch a Telenovela in his room has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court.
Mohammed Obuamah Addy 48 charged with defilement has however pleaded not guilty.
The court presided over by Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku turned down a bail application for Addy and remanded him into police custody to reappear on March 1.
The court cited proximity of the victim’s house to that of the accused person, the relationship between the victim and Addy and the trauma the victim had suffered.
According to the court it would commence speedy trial of the matter.
Prosecution Detective Inspector Kofi Atimbire asked the court not to grant the bail application for the accused due to the proximity of the residence of the victim’s house and that of the accused.
Inspector Atimbire noted that after the act the victim got traumatized and slashed herself with blade.
Defence Counsel Niibi Ayibontey prayed the court to admit his client to bail and that it was not everything that prosecution says that is always the truth.
The facts of the case as presented by the prosecution were that the complainant was the step-sister of the victim whilst the accused is the uncle of the victim.
According to prosecution Addy reside at James Town together with the victim in the same house.
Prosecution said the victim had been going to Addy’s room to watch telenovela known as VEERA. The victim is a friend to the
two kids of the accused and they all go to watch the telenovela in Addy’s room.
In August last year, the victim went to Addy’s room to watch the telenovela together with Addy’s children.
Addy however sent his children and locked the door, held the victim and covered her nose with a handkerchief to prevent her
from shouting and had sex with her.
Addy after the act warned the victim not to tell anyone else he would eject her mother from where she was selling her food.
In January this year, again Addy had sex with her when she went to watch the telenovela. The victim became traumatised.
On February 2, this year, during school hours, the victim slashed herself and bled profusely and when her teacher confronted her, she revealed the ordeal the accused persons had put her through.
When the complainant was informed she alerted personnel of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit of the Ghana Police Service and accused was arrested while the victim was given a medical form to seek medical care.