Friday, January 31, 2014

Teacher before court for defiling five-year-old (January 24, 2014 page 29)

A 24-year-old teacher, who allegedly defiled a five-year-old kindergarten pupil, was yesterday put before the Accra Circuit Court.
Nana Yaw Adu-Larbi, a teacher at the victim’s school at Gbawe in Accra, allegedly abused the girl sexually around 3 p.m. on January 14, 2014.
He pleaded not guilty to one count of defilement and was remanded by the court, presided over by Ms Ellen Amoah, to reappear on February 2, 2014.

Prosecution’s Case

Prosecuting, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mrs Sarah Acquah said the school had closed on that day and the victim was waiting for the school bus to pick her up when she felt like urinating.
She then went to the washroom designed for nursery pupils to urinate but Adu-Larbi followed her there and sexually abused her.
He then warned her not to inform anyone or risk being lashed by him.
The victim bled as a result of the act and on reaching home around 5 p.m., she pleaded with her mother’s friend, who was then washing clothes, to wash her pants for her because she (victim) was feeling uncomfortable.
The woman obliged and directed the victim to remove her pants but, to the woman’s surprise, the victim’s pants were soaked with blood, while blood oozed out of her vagina.

Victim rushed to hospital

The attention of the victim’s mother was drawn to her daughter’s predicament and that prompted the mother to rush the victim to hospital.
A medical doctor who examined the victim confirmed that she had, indeed, been defiled.
Upon interrogation, the victim informed the doctor that she had been defiled by Adu-Larbi.
The doctor then referred her to the Police Hospital for further examination.
A complaint was subsequently lodged with the Odorkor Office of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU), resulting in the arrest and prosecution of the accused person.

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