Friday, August 31, 2012
Unemployed jailed for defilement
THE Accra Circuit Court has sentenced an unemployed man to 10 years imprisonment with hard labour for having anal sex with an 11-year-old boy. Benjamin Sam, 21, pleaded guilty to one count of defilement and was convicted on his own plea by the court, presided over by Ms Sedinam Agbemava. The victim (name withheld) lived at Chorkor while the convict lived at Mamprobi, both suburbs of Accra. On July 30, 2012 at about 1:00 pm, the victim went to the shore to play football with his friends. On his way home, Sam called him but the victim refused to heed to the call and immediately took to his heels. Sam chased the victim, caught up with him and pulled him to a wooden structure where he (convict) removed the victim’s shorts and had anal sex with the victim. After the act, the convict ordered the victim to leave the scene where the act took place. A group of good Samaritans, who saw the victim weeping, apprehended Sam and handed him over to the police after the victim had narrated his ordeal. Sam admitted the offence in his caution statement to the police and was put before court after investigations. The case was prosecuted by Chief Inspector A. A. Ahor. END.