21-year-old Student of UMaT remanded for allegedly defiling girl 7

A 21-year-old student of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) Tarkwa, Yaw Obeng Gorman, has been remanded into police custody for allegedly defiling a seven-year-old girl.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge of defilement when he appeared before the Tarkwa Circuit court, presided over by Mr Emmanuel Bart-Plange Brew.

Counsel for the accused, lawyer Bright Baiden, in his submission for bail informed the court that, he would file an alibi to prove that the accused was elsewhere when the crime was committed.

According to him, his client would not abandoned his studies because of the case, and stressed that he would appear before the court in all adjourned dates.

The judge said even though the case was pathetic, the accused’s counsel should do the right thing.

Narrating the facts of the case, Chief Inspector Faustina Celestina Anaman, told the court that, the complainant is a caterer and mother of the victim, while the accused lived at New Takoradi, a suburb of Tarkwa.

The prosecution said on February 2, at about 1500 hours, when the victim returned from school, the complainant noticed she had eased on herself and decided to bath her.

She said whilst bathing the victim she did not allow the complainant to wash her vagina as she always does.

Inspector Anaman said the complainant became troubled and after bathing the victim, demanded to know what was wrong with her.

The victim then told her that returning from school, a certain man lured her into his room and had sexual intercourse with her, after which he gave her 2 Ghana cedis and asked her to go home.

Inspector Anaman said the complainant asked the victim to take her to the said house which she did.

She said the accused was arrested and sent to the police station where he denied any knowledge of the crime.

Inspector Anaman said Dr Joseph Darko, a medical officer of Apinto Government Hospital examined the victim and gave his findings as “Normal female genitalia, hymen conspicuously absent”.