Court order suspect to undergo psychiatric medical assessment


An Accra Circuit Court has ordered for a psychiatric medical assessment on a 19 year school dropout accused of having anal sex with a nine year old boy at Sahara, near Dansoman in Accra.

Solomon Brown, who is facing a charge of defilement, has pleaded not guilty.

The court presided over by Mrs. Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku gave the order after interrogating the accused person.

According to the court Brown seem not to be normal and his mother also told to the court that she suspects the accused was unstable in the mind.

Brown’s mother however told the court that she has not sent the victim to any psychiatric hospital yet.

The court however remanded Brown into Police custody to reappear on December 13 while the mental assessment is ascertained.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbire said victim’s father was the complainant whiles Brown lives at Sukura.

According to the Prosecution on November 2, this year at about 3:00pm, the victim was playing with his friends at a nearby Park when the accused called him and took him to an uncompleted building at Sahara, near Dansoman and had anal sex with him.

Chief Inspector Atimbire said after the act, the victim went home and informed his parents about the act.

Prosecution said the accused was arrested and brought to the Dansoman Police station where a report was made.

According to the prosecutor, a medical form was issued to the complainant to send the victim to hospital.

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