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22-yr-old Man Jailed 15 Years Over Defilement

Circuit Court presided over by Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku has sentenced a 22-year-old baker and a trader to ten years imprisonment in hard labour for having sex with a 15-year-old girl at Kotobabi a suburb of Accra.

August 15, 2018

An Accra Circuit Court presided over by Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku has sentenced a 22-year-old baker and a trader to ten years imprisonment in hard labour for having sex with a 15-year-old girl at Kotobabi a suburb of Accra.

Kwesi Botchwey, the accused, was found guilty on the charge of defilement at the end of the trial and convicted on his own plea.

Prosecuting, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Agnes Boafo was that Botchwey resides at Alajo, Accra; whilst the complainant resides at Kotobabi Down, Accra.

On August 8, 2017, at about 22:30 hours the victim was on her way to her grandmother’s house at Accra New Town when Botchwey met her and proposed to her.

Prosecution said the convict lured the victim into his house at Alajo and had sex with her.

After the act, prosecution said the convict boarded a car for the victim to transport her home.

The victim on reaching home narrated her ordeal to the complainant who in turn reported the matter to the Police and Botchwey was arrested.

The victim was also issued with a medical report form to undergo treatment.

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