An Accra Circuit Court has sentenced a barber to seven years in prison for defiling and abducting a 14-year-old girl to Tarkwa.
Enock Asomani was accused with defilement and kidnapping; he pleaded guilty and was found guilty based on his own admissions.
This came after the court, presided over by Mrs Christina Cann, asked him many times if he understood the charges and the plea through an interpreter.
Asomani, who is 18 years old, told the court that he had intercourse with the victim every morning and afternoon while she was with him.
The complainant is the victim’s father, according to prosecuting police Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbire.
The accused and the complainant were neighbors, according to Police Chief Inspector Atimbire, who live in Tse-Addo, a suburb of Teshie in Accra.
According to the prosecution, the accused began a sexual relationship with the victim in February of this year, and the relationship continued until October 5, when Asomani abducted the victim and took her to Tarkwa in the Western Region until October 10.
The victim was abducted, according to the prosecution, and a report was filed with the Teshie Police Department. Later, the victim was able to contact her father and inform him that the accused had transported her to Tarkwa.
According to Chief Inspector Atimbire, the complainant used this information to track down the accused in Tarkwa, where he was apprehended in his father’s home with the help of the Tarkwa Police.
According to the prosecution, the victim told her father that the accused had numerous sexual encounters with her while in Tarkwa.
The accused was transported to the Teshie Police Station and handed over to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) for further investigation, according to Chief Inspector Atimbire.
The complainant was given a police medical report form to fill out in order to get medical help for the victim. Following that, the victim’s full report was submitted to the police.