Driver’s mate granted bail over defilement

driver’s mate, Atukwei Quaye who lured a 13 year-old-girl into a room, had sex with her after pulling a knife was on Monday granted bail in the sum of GH¢50,000.00 with four sureties by an Accra Circuit Court.

Quaye, charged with defilement however pleaded not guilty, and will reappear on August 20.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbire told the court that the complainant is the father of the victim and accused is a driver’s mate residing at Chorkor.

Prosecution said the accused, the victim, and her father reside in a family house at Chorkor which is a suburb of Accra.

On July 26, last year, at about 10:00am, Quaye lured the victim into his bedroom and pulled a knife on her.

Prosecution said Quaye forcibly asked the victim to undress and lie on his bed and went ahead to have unprotected sex with the victim and warned her not tell anyone about it.

The victim who became frightened however inform her grandmother who in turn informed the father.

Prosecution said the victim was escorted to the Police Station and a formal complainant lodged where a medical report form was issued to her to seek medical attention.

When the medical form was returned to the Police it indicated that the victim’s hymen has been broken.

Quaye was picked up by the Police and in his caution statement denied the offence.


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