Abass Attipoe, 22, a junior high school (JHS) student and a kente weaver, has appeared before a Ho Circuit Court for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old girl with three others.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge and was granted bail to re-appear on August 27, 2019. His other accomplices, namely Shatta, Yikli and Godsway Dabbah, are at large.
Prosecuting, Police Inspector Ms. Agnes Ahiable told the court presided over by Mrs. Priscilla Dikro Ofori that the complainant in the case is a trader and resident of Agotime Kpetoe, whilst the accused is a JHS student, a kente weaver and a resident of the same town.
The prosecution said on July 4, 2019, the complainant brought the victim who was staying at Kasoa in the Central Region to stay with her at Agotime Kpetoe.
She said on July 7, 2019, at about 7:30 pm, the victim went to a funeral ground close to her house, where she met suspect Dabbah, who lured her into a friend’s room and together had sexual intercourse with the victim in turns.
Inspector Ahiable said the victim, upon reaching home, informed her mother of her ordeal; however, she was unable to name the members of the ‘sex gang’ as she was new in town.
She said a report was made to the police and the victim was issued with a police medical form to attend hospital.
Prosecution said the victim later identified Attipoe in town and he was subsequently arrested and charged with the offence, which the accused denied in his caution statement.