Kwasi Akuffo, a 56-year-old driver, who impregnated his 15-year-old house help has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court.
This was after the court presided over by Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku had found Akuffo guilty on the charge of defilement. It further ordered that Akuffo pays GH¢5,000.00 to the victim to take care of their child.
Akuffo is said to have continuously defiled the victim after she had delivered. The victim got pregnant during the initial sexual intercourse from Akuffo.
Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbire told the court that, the complainant is a Social Worker with the Adenta Social Welfare Department, whilst the victim is a school dropout residing at Adenta, New Legon in Accra.
According to prosecution, Akuffo resides in the same house with the victim and his wife
He said eight years ago Akuffo‘s wife brought the victim to stay with them at Haatso to assist them with house chores.
In 2013 Akuffo, his wife and the victim relocated to Adenta, New Legon where Akuffo’s wife engaged in the soap making business.
The Prosecution said during the month of April 2016, at about 09:00 hours, whilst Akuffo’s wife was away, Akuffo took advantage of the victim and had sex with her.
Prosecution said the victim got pregnant and after delivery, Akuffo’s wife took the victim to Dodowa Government Hospital where she undertook Family Planning Method.
Prosecution said investigations revealed that Akuffo continued to have sex with the victim even after the delivery.
The victim, who could not bear the situation any more reported the matter to the Domestic Violence and Victim’s Support Unit at Adenta and a Social Worker was assigned to the case.
The Police then issued a medical form to the victim to seek medical attention.
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