The Asamankese Circuit Court, presided over by Mr Abass Abubakar Adams, has sentenced a 68-year-old carpenter to 20 years’ imprisonment with hard labour for defiling two girls aged five and seven years.
The convict, identified as Seth Kwasi Abrokwah, a resident of Roman Down, a suburb of Asamankese, was sentenced on his own plea of ‘guilty of the offence’.
The case, as presented by the prosecutor, Sergeant Samuel Owusu, were that the victims (names withheld), a five-year-old Nursery Two pupil and a Primary One pupil, lived in the same house at James Town, a suburb of Asamankese, with their parents.
The available information shows that, around 4:30 p.m. on June 13, 2020, while Abrokwah was passing through the residence of the victims, he saw them playing in the open compound. Abrokwah is said to have lured them into a taxi and took them to his house at Roman Down, where he abused them sexually in turns.
After the act, he warned the victims not to tell anyone else he would kill them.
The parents of the girls, who were searching for their children, later found out that Abrokwah had taken them to his house in a taxi, and so they traced him to his residence and found the two children in his room.
The parents became very suspicious after finding out from the girls what they were doing in Abrokwah’s room. They therefore lodged a complaint with the Asamankese Police, who arrested Abrokwah to assist in investigations, during which he confessed that he had defiled the little girls.
The police issued medical forms to the victims to seek medical attention, which confirmed that they had, indeed, been sexually abused.
Abrokwah was put before the Asamankese Circuit Court, which jailed him 20 years on his own admission that he had sexually abused the two girls.