Ike Ebunogo, charged with indecent assault, has pleaded not guilty.

Ike has been admitted to bail in the sum of GHC8,000.00 with a surety to reappear on December 2 before the court presided over by Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku. Prosecuting Detective Inspector Kofi Atimbire told the court that the victim is a 15 year old Junior High School graduate who lives with her grandmother at Abossey Okai.

According to Inspector Atimbire, the accused person also lives at Abossey Okai but has moved to Agbogboloshie.

Somewhere this year, prosecution said the victim went to church and was returning home when accused saw her and called her but the victim ignored him.

Prosecution said the following day, the victim went to buy food and accused saw her and he gave his mobile phone number out, saying he wanted her to be his friend.

Based on that, the prosecutor said the two became friends and the victim invited the accused person to church on two occasions.

When Ike moved to Agbogboloshie, he invited the victim to visit him in order to know where he is staying.

On October 23, this year, prosecution said in the morning, the accused called the victim on her phone to meet him at an area known as Sikkens and she obliged.

Prosecution said Ike who managed to lure the victim into his room and locked same and forcefully removed the victim panty and indecent assaulted her by struggling with her in order to have sex with her.

According to prosecution, the victim shouted for help and bit the accused chest. A rescuer who went to stand in front of accused person’s room could not enter because the room was locked.

Detective Inspector Atimbire said the victim managed to open the door and a mob caused his arrest and escorted him to Old Fadama Police station.

The case was however transferred to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit, Accra.

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