Trader in Police Custody for Defilement


A trader has been put before a Circuit Court in Accra for alleged continuous defilement of a 13-year-old girl at Alajo in Accra.

Armiyaw Abdulai Wuntiya has denied a charge of defilement.

The court presided over by Mrs. Ria Abrokwah Doko admitted Wuntiya to bail in the sum of GH 10,000.00 with three sureties.

It further ordered Wuntiya to stay away from the victim till the final determination of the case.

Wuntiya is expected to reappear on May 6.

Mr. George Asamaney counsel for the accused prayed the court to admit Wuntiya to bail.

Prosecuting, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Agnes Boafo said the complainant is the mother of the victim and resides with the victim at Alajo whiles Wuntiya also lived in the same area.

DSP Boafo said Wuntiya is a friend to the complainant’s late father and has since been visiting the house where the victim and the complainant lived.

She said during the month of March last year, Wuntiya visited the house of the complainant and took advantage of the complainant’s absence and had sex with the victim.

Prosecution said the Wuntiya and the victim became sexual partners and the two have been having sex in the accused’s and the complainant’s houses.

The Prosecution said the victim became tired of the sexual encounters and informed her brother who in turn informed the complainant.

She said when the victim was questioned by the complainant, she confirmed the incidents, upon which a report was made to the Police at Kotobabi, where the matter was transferred to the Nima Domestic Violence and Victim’s Support Unit.

The Prosecution said the victim was then sent to the hospital where a medical report was submitted on her to the Police.

She said when Wuntiya was arrested, he denied the offence in his cautioned statement.

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