Court Jails Houseboy 10 years For Defiling Lawyer’s Daughter


A 25-year-old water supplier who defiled and impregnated a lawyer’s daughter in Accra, has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court.

Michael Takyi was charged with two counts of defilement and pleaded guilty.

Takyi had earlier denied the charges.

Prosecution led Assistant Superintendent of Police Maxwell Oppong after filing their witness statements and serving same on accused, changed his plea.

The court presided over by Christina Cann convicted Takyi on his plea and sentenced him accordingly.
Prosecution ‘s case was that the complainant was a lawyer residing in Accra and the father of the victim.

The prosecutor said Takyi used to stay with the complainant and his family as a houseboy between the year 2020 and 2022.

According to prosecution on June 2, this year, the complainant, and his wife detected change in the victim and quickly rushed her to a hospital only to be told that the victim was 26 weeks, three days pregnant.

It said when the victim was interrogated, she said between October and November 2021, Takyi forcibly had sex with her on two occasions.

The prosecution said a report was made to the Police and a medical form was issued to the complainant to send the victim to a hospital for further examination and treatment.

The prosecutor said Takyi was arrested and during interrogation and in his statement, admitted having had sex with the victim on two occasions only.

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