A Primary 4 pupil is pregnant after being defiled. The accused has been jailed for 20 years by the Circuit Court in Accra presided over by Her Honour Mrs. Christiana Cann. The victim is a 13-year-old class four pupil and stepdaughter of the accused who is a mason.
Information gathered by newsghana24.com indicates that Eric Kofitse, the accused pleaded guilty for defilement. He was convicted on his own plea by the Gender-based Circuit Court in the capital.
According to the facts of the case, the accused person had sex with the victim anytime the mother left home to trade and he threatened to stab her to death in the night when she is asleep should she tell anyone about it.
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According to Chief Insp. Atimbire, “Initially, the girl could not tell anyone for fear of being killed by the accused person….“When this continued for some time, she managed to inform the mother on three occasions but she (mother) told the daughter she will talk to the husband to stop.”
In March this year, the accused had sex with the minor again and she reported the case to the mother who sent the girl (victim) to her cousin in Nsawam. The victim run to the biological father at Dansoman because she could not stand the persistent sexual attacks from her stepfather.
The girl fell sick and medical examinations revealed she was seven weeks pregnant on 7 April 2020. A complaint was lodged at the Achimota police station.
The accused was arrested and he admitted to the offence and his caution statements were taken.
The primary 4 pupil is pregnant, the accused was charged and put before the court.