A 25-year-old student who allegedly molested his co-tenant’s 11-year-old son at Teshie has been put before an Accra circuit court charged with defilement.
Samuel Offei Kwaku Gyan, in the company of his lawyer denied the offence.
Gyan has been admitted to bail in the sum of GH¢60,000 with three sureties, one of whom must be a public servant earning not less than GH¢2, 000.
The court presided over by Mrs Christina Cann ordered Gyan to stay 100 metres away from the 11-year-old victim.
Prosecution was also ordered to file its witness statements and all documents they intended to rely on for the trial of the accused.
The case has been adjourned to September 16 for Case Management Conference (CMC)
Prosecuting, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Agnes Boafo said the complainant is Sierra Leonean and mother of the victim and they both resided at Teshie.
DSP Boafo said Gyan was a co-tenant to the complainant and that on August 8, this year, while the complainant was at work, her son went to Gyan’s room to play television game but later fell asleep in a couch there.
The prosecution said Gyan took advantage of that and had sexual intercourse with the boy through his anus and warned him not to tell anyone.
She said on August 9, this year, the victim visited Gyan again and he repeated the act.
She said the victim, not happy with the situation, informed her mother and the mother reported the matter to the Domestic Violence and Victim’s Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service at Nungua.
The prosecution said the complainant was given a police medical report form to seek treatment at the hospital and report back.
The prosecution said Gyan was later arrested by the police.
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